Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Review Article Volume 8 Issue 5

Current Methods Used in the Diagnosis of Sleep Bruxism

Nadide Yildirim* and Cansu Alpaslan

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Gazi University, Turkey

*Corresponding Author: Nadide Yildirim, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Gazi University, Turkey.

Received: March 15, 2024; Published: April 10, 2024


Bruxism is a parafunctional habit characterized by repetitave muscle movements. It is divided into two groups: sleep and awake bruxism. Many factors play a role in the etiology of bruxism. Sleep disorder is particularly noteworthy in the pathogenesis of bruxism, and the relationship between sleep and bruxism is complex. In addition, the patient’s self-report, taking an accurate anamnesis, performing a correct clinical examination, as well as the use of auxiliary instruments and methods play a key role in the diagnosis of bruxism. Confirming the diagnosis of possible bruxism in the patient, increased life quality, as well as the long-term success of dental treatments, implants and prosthetic restorations. The aim of this review is to convey the most recently methods used in the diagnosis of bruxism and to raise awareness for clinicians on the way to diagnosis when they encounter a possible case of bruxism.

Keywords: Bruxism; Sleep Bruxism; Diagnostic Methods; Sleep Disorder; Dentistry


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Citation: Nadide Yildirim and Cansu Alpaslan. “Current Methods Used in the Diagnosis of Sleep Bruxism".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 8.5 (2024): 41-44.


Copyright: © 2024 Nadide Yildirim and Cansu Alpaslan. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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