Mini Review: Bruxism-An Indication of Temporomandibular DisorderNida Tabassum Khan*
Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences and Informatics, Balochistan University of Information Technology Engineering and Management Sciences, Quetta, Pakistan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Nida Tabassum Khan
Faculty of Life Sciences and Informatics
Balochistan University of Information Technology Engineering
and Management Sciences, Quetta, Pakistan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 13, 2017; Accepted Date: April 14, 2017; Published Date: April 21, 2017
Citation: Nida Tabassum Khan (2017) Mini Review: Bruxism-An Indication of Temporomandibular Disorder. J Interdiscipl Med Dent Sci 5: 212. doi:10.4172/2376-032X.1000212
Copyright: © 2017 Nida TK. 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.
Bruxism is a parafunctional action categorised by the action of gnashing, crunching and grinding of teeth. Its prominent clinical symptoms are teeth fractures or root fractures, tooth mobility, pain, hypertrophied facial muscles and compact ability to open the mouth upon awaking frequent headaches especially in the temporal muscle region.