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Enríquez EA, Balderas TJ, García BD, Castellanos JL
Inter-disciplinary assessment and management of bruxism.
Rev ADM 2015; 72 (2)

Language: Español
References: 29
Page: 99-105
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Bruxism has been the subject of research for over 50 years, during which time there has been much debate as to its treatment and management. Today, new research techniques have enabled us to reach more well-grounded conclusions. Bruxism is a common dysfunction among the general population and therefore one that needs to be addressed to ensure its proper control and prognosis. Based on a thorough review of the available literature describing various approaches to the management of this particular parafunctional oromotor activity in databases such as PubMed and Medline. In this article, we propose a number of options for dealing with patients with bruxism. The evidence found in these articles has allowed us to reach rational conclusions regarding management strategies. We propose that bruxism be managed using an interdisciplinary approach that, when deciding upon treatment, takes into account the fact that the etiopathogenesis of the condition may be multifactorial; this may include neural, psychological, psychiatric, and pharmacological elements or any combination thereof. While the organ most at risk as a result of neuronal changes is the muscle, a secondary component, the occlusal condition, is no less important and can further aggravate this neuromuscular dysfunction, without actually causing it. Indeed, damaged teeth are the effect rather than the cause of bruxism.

Key words: Interdisciplinary management of bruxism, treatment of bruxism.


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