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Bruxism; theory and practice.


Bruxism; theory and practice.

Ed. by Daniel A. Paesani.

Quintessence Pub. Co.


540 pages




For researchers, students, and dental specialists, Paesani (stomatognathic physiology, U. of Salvador/AOA, Argentina) assembles 25 chapters on bruxism, its diagnosis, effects, and treatment. Chapters detail overviews of sleep physiology, etiological theories, the influence of peripheral and emotional factors, movement disorders, and bruxism in children; the effects of bruxism on dental pulp, periodontal ligament, temporomandibular joints, muscles, and its relationship with pain; effects on tooth wear and its several causes, including gastroesophageal reflux; and pharmacological effects of drugs, such as the botulinum toxin, treatment through dental implants and appliances, and recommended dental materials. Contributors work in psychobiology, dentistry, gastroenterology, neurology, orthodontics, and maxillofacial surgery, around the world.

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Date:Jun 1, 2010
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