Bruxism

A bruxism triad has been described as consisting of

As bruxism is defined as the clenching or grinding of teeth. Bruxism can abrade the enamel and the dentin of the tooth crowns and eventually wear off, damaging metal or ceramic crowns and leave teeth become loose. Tooth wear and erosion is often worse in patients who also suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and / or obstructive sleep apnea. A bruxism triad has been described as consisting of excitation induced bruxism associated with the airway sleep disorders Sleep-related GERD In some people, bruxism headaches, neck pain and / or pain in the jaw causes. Worst and extensive clenching and grinding takes place predominantly during sleep, so that the person whose may not be aware and it will eventually noticed only by family members. The treatment aims that the patient deliberately trying to reduce bruxism during wakefulness. Sleepwear rails made of plastic are used, which are located between the rows of teeth and prevent occlusal (bite guards “night guards”). If symptoms are severe, protection can also be used during the day. Typically, such aids are individually manufactured and adapted by dentists. If the only problem is the tooth wear, are by heating deformable tool that can be customized at home, available over the counter in pharmacies, but first there should be a dental evaluation to assess the severity of wear and determine if a freely available pharmacies product is sufficiently , Light anxiolytics, particularly benzodiazepines can be helpful until a shelter for the night ( “night guards,” bite splints) is available, but should not be used for extended periods.

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