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A condition in which a patient clenches his teeth and moves them against each other while not chewing or eating. It is sometimes referred to as "gnashing of teeth", which can be very intense (eg at night).

Division[edit | edit source]

  • Night (nocturnal),
  • Daytime (daytime).

Symptoms[edit | edit source]

  • Morning sensitivity to bite
  • Tooth feeling on the water
  • tooth abrasion
  • Facet and crown fractures
  • masticatory muscle hypertrophy
  • proven link between emotional lability and bruxism

Treatment[edit | edit source]

  • Daily bruxism must be consciously suppressed by the patient
  • At night with tricyclic antidepressants
  • Properly designed protective bite plates

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References[edit | edit source]

  • MAZÁNEK, Jiří – URBAN, František. Stomatologické repetitorium. 1. edition. Grada Publishing a.s, 2003. 456 pp. ISBN 80-7169-824-5.