We are using cookies to implement functions like login, shopping cart or language selection for this website. Furthermore we use Google Analytics to create anonymized statistical reports of the usage which creates Cookies too. You will find more information in our privacy policy.
OK, I agree I do not want Google Analytics-Cookies
Journal of Craniomandibular Function
Login:
username:

password:

Plattform:

Forgotten password?

Registration

J CranioMand Func 7 (2015), No. 1     6. Mar. 2015
J CranioMand Func 7 (2015), No. 1  (06.03.2015)

Open Access Page 47-54, Language: English/German


Screening for sleep and awake bruxism: protocol for routine use in daily practice
Lange, Matthias
In previous clinical practice, findings of tooth damage and pain associated with temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) were the primary indications to search for further signs of bruxism. Today, however, it appears more prudent to perform a prospective evaluation (ie, screening) of patients for current bruxism activity before the start of treatment, for a number of reasons. First, if the screening test is positive, early preventive or curative measures (such as splint therapy or restoration of anterior canine guidance) can be planned, signs and symptoms of TMDs detected, and high-risk treatment options excluded from the outset. Second, a positive screening result gives the dentist an opportunity to educate bruxism patients about their individual risks at an early stage and include them in treatment planning. Finally, bruxism may be associated with obstructive sleep apnea, the treatment of which can contribute greatly to improving the quality of life and general health of the patient.

Keywords: wake bruxism, sleep bruxism, screening bruxism, diagnosis