bruxism


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bruxism

[′brək‚siz·əm]
(medicine)
A clenching and grinding of the teeth that occurs unconsciously while the individual is awake or sleeping.
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The etiology of nocturnal bruxism is not well understood and is associated with numerous causes, including genetic factors, trauma, drugs (L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and propranolol), and neurologic and psychiatric diseases [5].
Other dentists agree that bruxism is on the rise in Turkey, including Dr.
Of course, daily stress can also trigger bruxism, or make it worse.
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Bruxism is a sleep disorder that at least 8 to ten percent of the adult population suffers from, which causes them to grind or clench their teeth while sleeping.
As a result of this movement there can occur pains that lead to the diagnosis of eccentric bruxism.
Common causes are trauma to the jaw, malocclusion, new dentures, bruxism and excessive clenching, and recent extensive dental work with patient's jaw open for a lengthy time.
The condition that you describe is known as bruxism.
Murphy submitted evidence that as a result of NYANG's conduct she suffered from bruxism, a stress-related condition that caused her to grind her teeth, resulting in permanent damage to her teeth.
The Company has also introduced the BiteStrip[R], a disposable screening tool for the detection of bruxism.
Consistent with this background, saliva has high levels of inorganic mercury associated with the total number of amalgam surfaces, which markedly increased during mastication and bruxism.
A sleep assessment is important too because poor sleep is associated with stress and bruxism, both of which contribute to jaw pain.