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Bruxism: The Grind of the Matter

Course Number: 485


Bruxism can be multi-factorial, with no one factor to identify as the major trigger. This disorder can be difficult to diagnose in patients of all ages because of the variety of symptoms and overlap with other conditions. It can create challenges in applying effective comprehensive management.16 Diagnosing bruxism requires a careful process of assessment that incorporates questionnaires, history taking and radiographic and visual examination. Treatments may include a home care course, use of a mouth guard and prescription medications. Early diagnosis and treatment of bruxism and grinding is key to reducing extensive harmful and non-repairable results.