Bruxism: Theory And Practice

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  • Publish Date: 2010-03-12
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Daniel A Paesani

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This comprehensive evidence-based guide to bruxism provides answers to many questions arising in everyday dental practice. The first part reviews general bruxism knowledge as well as guidelines for diagnosis, sleep physiology, etiology, peripheral and emotional factors, movement disorders, and bruxism in children. The second part is devoted to the effects of bruxism on the different components of the masticatory system and explores its relationship to pain. The final part addresses the various aspects of bruxism treatment both pharmacologic and clinical management as well as particulars of restoration specific to the bruxing patient, including recommended dental materials, considerations for use of implant-supported prostheses, and an overview of complex oral restoration. Researchers, students, and specialists will benefit from the in-depth analysis of bruxism and its treatment and the extensive, up-to-date bibliographies.


Part 1: Overview of the Problem

1. Introduction to Bruxism

2. Diagnosis of Bruxism

3. Sleep Physiology and Bruxism

4. Etiology of Bruxism

5. Role of Peripheral Sensory Factors in Bruxism

6. Emotional Factors in the Etiology of Bruxism

7. Movement Disorders in the Dental Office

8. Bruxism in Children

Part 2: Effects on the Masticatory System

9. Tooth Wear

10. Dental Erosion

11. Gastroesophageal Reflux and Dental Erosion

12. Controversies on the Effects of Bruxism

13. Effects of Bruxism on Teeth and Its Relationship with Endodontics

14. Influence of Trauma from Occlusion on the Periodontium

15. Effects of Bruxism and Muscles

16. Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and Bruxism

17. Pain and Bruxism

Part 3: Clinical Approaches

18. Pharmacologic Considerations in Bruxism

19. Dental Materials for the Bruxing Patient

20. Evidence Related to the Treatment of Bruxism

21. Introduction to Complex Oral Restoration

22. Restoration of the Worn Dentition

23. Effects of Bruxism on Restorative Implant-Assisted Prosthesis Treatments

24. Botulinum Toxin in the Treatment of Bruxism

25. Clinical Treatment of Bruxism

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