Effect of Interocclusal Appliance on Masticatory Performance of Patients With Bruxism

Rodrigues Garcia, Renata C. M.; Faot, Fernanda; Del Bel Cury, Altair A.
October 2005
CRANIO: The Journal of Craniomandibular & Sleep Practice;Oct2005, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p264
Academic Journal
This study was designed to evaluate masticatory performance in bruxist patients. The experimental group was composed of 16 dentate volunteers presenting with bruxism and treated by interocclusal appliances and a control group, consisting of 16 dentate volunteers with no symptoms of bruxism. To evaluate masticatory performance, the volunteers chewed .03 grams of peanuts contained in polyvinyl wrapper for four and twelve masticatory cycles. The number of chewed particles was counted using an optical scanning method by Image-Pro Plus 1.4 software (Media Cybernetics, Inc., Silverspring, MD). The score was expressed as the mean of the number of chewed particles for each wrapper. Masticatory performance evaluations were carried out in a single period for the control group and for the experimental group, before interocclusal appliance insertion, and after seven, 15, 30, and 60 days. Comparison between groups, as well as between before and after interocclusal appliance insertion, showed no significant differences (P>.05), irrespective of the number of masticatory cycles.


Related Articles

  • Bruxismus und "full-mouth"-Rekonstruktion in Keramik – eine Erfolg versprechende Alternative. Skolka, A.; Vyslonzil, P.; Piehslinger, E. // Stomatologie;2008, Vol. 105 Issue 7, p173 

    This case report describes the diagnostic investigations and the therapeutic treatment of a 35-years old male patient who is afflicted with a severe bruxism, therefore considerable abrasions and a loss of vertical dimension which causes a pseudoprognathism. To avoid devitalisation of several...

  • Evaluation of the Relationship between Bruxism and Premature Occlusal Contacts. Safari, Anahita; Jowkar, Zahra; Farzin, Mitra // Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice;Jul/Aug2013, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p616 

    Aim: This study evaluates the relationship between occlusal interferences and premature contacts and bruxism by determining the relationship between unassisted and assisted nonworking interferences. Materials and methods: In this study, 60 subjects (14 males and 46 females) that consisted of 30...

  • TOOTH TALK. Butler, Jacqueline // Tennessee Tribune;1/19/2017, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p8B 

    The article discusses the meaning and symptoms of teeth grinding at night also known as bruxism.

  • A Functional Aspect of Anterior Attrition or Flaring and Mode of Treatment. Yaffe, A.; Hochman, N.; Ehrlich, J. // International Journal of Prosthodontics;May/Jun1992, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p284 

    The phenomenon of occlusal wear has been generally reported, with no distinction being made between wear of the anterior or posterior teeth. This paper describes a group of patients without oral habits and exhibiting anterior tooth attrition or flaring with minimal posterior tooth attrition. The...

  • Incidence of sleep bruxism among children in Itanhandu, Brazil. Esteves Fonseca, Carina Magalhães; Fernandes dos Santos, Mateus Bertolini; Xediek Consani, Rafael Leonardo; Fernandes dos Santos, Jarbas Francisco; Marchini, Leonardo // Sleep & Breathing;May2011, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p215 

    Purpose: Sleep bruxism (SB) in children may be related to headaches and causes extensive damage of primary teeth. This paper evaluates the incidence of SB in children from Itanhandu, MG, Brazil. Methods: The presence of teeth wear facets was verified through clinical examinations on a sample of...

  • Prevalence of Bruxism Awareness In Istanbul, Turkey. Nekora-Azak, Aysen; Yengin, Esengun; Evlioglu, Gulumser; Ceyhan, Arzu; Ocak, Ozlem; Issever, Halim // CRANIO: The Journal of Craniomandibular & Sleep Practice;Apr2010, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p122 

    The reported prevalence of symptoms related to bruxism varies in the general population because of different investigative methodologies, operational definitions, clinical criteria, and samples of population. Awareness of bruxism in the general population is 15% to 23%, however, this rate...

  • Work, Stress, and Diurnal Bruxism: A Pilot Study among Information Technology Professionals in Bangalore City, India. Rao, S. K.; Bhat, M.; David, J. // International Journal of Dentistry;2011, p1 

    The study assessed the prevalence of diurnal bruxism among information technology (IT) professionals and explored plausible predictors associated with the parafunctional habit. A cross-sectional study was designed and IT professionals were invited to participate. The inclusion criteria composed...

  • Because who needs teeth? malone, noreen // New York;12/14/2015, Vol. 48 Issue 28, p28 

    A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of being diagnosed as a grinder.

  • Over-the-counter (OTC) bruxism splints available on the Internet. Wassell, R. W.; Verhees, L.; Lawrence, K.; Davies, S.; Lobbezoo, F. // British Dental Journal;6/13/2014, Vol. 216 Issue 11, pE24 

    Background Some individuals may now be bypassing their dentists for treatment of bruxism. Self-diagnosed, self-adjusted and self-monitored consumers can access over-the-counter (OTC) bruxism splints via the Internet. While some may regard this market as benefiting consumers there are potential...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics