CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2014; 04(04): 129-136
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1703852
Review Article


Krishna Prasad D.
1  Professor & H.O.D, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Mangalore - 575 018, India.
Archana Ashok Swaminathan
2  Post Graduate, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Mangalore - 575 018, India.
Anupama Prasad D.
3  Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Mangalore - 575 018, India.
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Bruxism, which can be considered as an umbrella term for clenching and grinding of teeth, is the commonest of the many parafunctional activities of the stomatognathic system. Bruxism can occur during wakefulness or during sleep and each has a different set of causative factors. The early diagnosis and management can prevent the breakdown of the dentition and pain in the orofacial region. Although various treatment modalities are present, the successful management of bruxism lies in the precise diagnosis and isolation of the etiology.


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