Pervasiveness of Bruxism and Stress and the association between them among undergraduate students at BUITEMS

Nida tabassum khan
2017 International Journal of Dentistry and Oral Health  
Bruxism, a common oral para-functional activity recognized by the grinding of teeth or jaw clenching during the sleep and awaking and it causes different problem to the oral system which include the pain in jaws, teeth damage (dental problem), facial pain etc. This cross sectional study was conducted among the undergraduate students at BUITEMS.The participants included in this study were selected randomly from different departments keeping the sample size 200. Study was conducted with the help
more » ... cted with the help of a self-developed validated questionnaire designed to find information about bruxism and its association with stress. Data from this study revealed that etiological factor of bruxism in term of stress were evident more in the self-reported Bruxists which was found to be (69%) in females undergraduates as compared to (42%) in males that had prominent dental fractures.
doi:10.25141/2471-657x-2017-3.0030 fatcat:siyg47t3lfca7pvjowhbldbxa4