International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2017, Vol. 3 Issue 4, Part D
Nocturnal bruxism: A review
AUTHOR(S): Renu Gupta, RP Luthra and Akrant Mehra
ABSTRACT:Most individuals, both adults and children, engage in nocturnal bruxist activity at some point in their lives and to varying degrees. The tissues of the masticatory system will generally adapt to this behavior; however, in some individuals the capacity for adaption will be exceeded by the cumulative forces of this mandibular parafunctional behavior, resulting in pain and dysfunction of the masticatory system. Many theories have been proposed regarding the etiological factors, and with time multiple treatment options has been explored for its management. This article gives a brief review regarding the various aspects of nocturnal bruxism.
Pages: 225-229 | 1141 Views 17 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Renu Gupta, RP Luthra, Akrant Mehra. Nocturnal bruxism: A review. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2017;3(4):225-229.