Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003506
Title: Knowledge and awareness toward bruxism during sleep
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Bruxism is excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching. It is an oral parafunctional activity, i.e., it is unrelated to normal function such as eating or talking. Bruxism is such a common behavior, reports of prevalence range from 8% to 31% in the general population. Several symptoms are commonly associated with bruxism, including hypersensitive teeth, aching of jaw muscles, headaches, tightness, and damage to dental restorations (e.g., crowns and fillings) to teeth. However, symptoms may be minimal, without patient awareness of the conditions. The main aim of this study is to estimate the knowledge and awareness toward bruxism during sleep. Materials and Methods: A set of questionnaires was prepared and the survey was conducted among 80 dental patients. Data were collected and analyzed with statistics. Results: About 29% of them responded that they have a problem of grinding teeth during their sleep. Few of them had symptoms like soreness of the mouth. To reduce stress or anxiety patients undergo certain psychiatric medications which may also result in bruxism and about 45% of them were not exposed to stressful life. It was observed that about 80% of the patients are unaware of the side effects of bruxism. Conclusion: Bruxism is oromotor habit with a high prevalence in the general population. The signs and symptoms of bruxism are detectable, but unfortunately, the hypothesized etiologies and mechanisms of their actions have not been sustained satisfactorily.

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    R. Inchara, R. Gayatri Devi*, A. Jyothipriya

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    Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: R. Gayatri Devi, Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Technical and Medical Science, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    R. Inchara, R. Gayatri Devi*, A. Jyothipriya

    Title:Knowledge and awareness toward bruxism during sleep
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (May)
    Page No: (1249-1252)
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    Methodology:Awareness, Bruxism, Causes, General population, Symptoms
    Research Materials:General population


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