Bruxism in dentistry - an overview

Hegde, Veena (2006) Bruxism in dentistry - an overview. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 26 (1). pp. 131-133.

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Although not a life-threatening condition, chronic bruxism often impairs the quality of life of affected individuals. In advanced stages, the condition might be accompanied by tooth sensitivity, abrasion, fractures, mobility, or loss, dental caries, alveolar bone loss, headaches, earaches and adverse cumulative, irreversible effect on dental implants and aesthetic restorations. Diminished facial height along with hypertrophy of the masseter may change one`s appearance. Early detection of the problem not only helps to suppress the habit, but also prevents adverse dental consequences.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bruxism; night grinding; occlusal splints.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Prosthodontics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2013 04:39
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2013 04:39

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