A century of bruxism research in top-ranking medical journals

Frank Lobbezoo, Merel C. Verhoeff, Jari Ahlberg, Daniele Manfredini, Ghizlane Aarab, Michail Koutris, Peter Svensson, Magdalini Thymi, Corine M. Visscher, Gilles J. Lavigne

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Background: Bruxism is a jaw-muscle activity characterized by teeth grinding and clenching. While many of its negative consequences (e.g., jaw-muscle pain, tooth fractures) are of particular interest to dentists, new insights underline the need for physicians to be knowledgeable about bruxism. In order to facilitate transfer of knowledge across disciplines, our objective was to assess what top-ranking medical journals have published on bruxism. Besides, we tested the insights described there against current science regarding the definition, assessment, epidemiology, etiology, consequences, comorbidities, and management of bruxism. Results: In the past century, the four top-ranking medical journals have provided their readership with various bits and pieces of information on bruxism. While some of these insights have withstood the test of time, others are somewhat outdated. Further, the identified publications provide an incomplete picture of what physicians should know. The present article helps reduce this knowledge gap. Conclusion: The role of the physician with regard to bruxism focuses mainly on its assessment and management, while insight into risk factors and comorbid conditions of bruxism is essential to high-level patient care. It is hoped that this article will contribute to improve the long-needed interdisciplinary collaboration between physicians and dentists regarding the assessment and management of bruxing patients.

LehtiCephalalgia Reports
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 1 tammik. 2024
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA2 Katsausartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä


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