International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2018, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part E
Diagnosis and treatment of bruxism: Concepts from past to present
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Hema Kanathila, Dr. Ashwin Pangi, Dr. Bharathi Poojary and Dr. Mallikarjun Doddamani
ABSTRACT:Activities of the masticatory system can be divided into Functional, which includes chewing, speaking, and parafunctional, which includes clenching or grinding of the teeth. Bruxism is the abnormal, non functional contact of teeth, if ignored leads to the breadown of dentition and oro facial pain. Hence, early diagnosis and treatment is considered to be of utmost importance. Bruxism has multifactorial causes which have to be identified and managed by various treatment modalities. As bruxism events bring about tooth and restoration damage, it is of major concern for the dentists. This review article discusses about the history to the current concepts in the diagnosis and treatment of bruxism.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Hema Kanathila, Dr. Ashwin Pangi, Dr. Bharathi Poojary, Dr. Mallikarjun Doddamani. Diagnosis and treatment of bruxism: Concepts from past to present. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2018;4(1):290-295.