Stabilization Appliance for Masticatory Pain Secondary to Bruxism: A Case report

  • Sandhya Paudel Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dental Surgery, BPKIHS, Dharan
  • P Suwal Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dental Surgery, BPKIHS, Dharan
  • RK Singh Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dental Surgery, BPKIHS, Dharan
  • P Parajuli 4Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dental Surgery, BPKIHS, Dharan
  • IK Limbu Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dental Surgery, BPKIHS, Dharan
  • BB Basnet Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dental Surgery, BPKIHS, Dharan
Keywords: Bruxism, Occlusal Splint, Stabilization Appliance, Temporomandibular Dysfunction

Abstract

Occlusal appliance therapy is a proven modality for facilitating diagnosis and alleviating the pain related to different types of temporomandibular dysfunctions and obnoxious par functional habits such as bruxism and clenching. A properly fabricated occlusal appliance or splint serves the functions of relaxing the masticatory muscles, allowing the condyle to seat in centric relation, providing diagnosticinformation, protecting teeth and associated structures. The stabilization appliance has shown to decrease par functional activity thus considered when pain occurs due to muscle hyperactivity due tobruxism. This case report highlights on the management of masticatory pain secondary to bruxism with stabilization appliance as an adjunct to other pharmacological and physical therapy. A heat cured acrylic stabilization appliance was fabricated and delivered to the patient which significantly reduced the pain within four weeks.

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Author Biographies

Sandhya Paudel, Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dental Surgery, BPKIHS, Dharan

PG Resident

P Suwal, Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dental Surgery, BPKIHS, Dharan

HOD and Professor

RK Singh, Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dental Surgery, BPKIHS, Dharan

Professor

P Parajuli, 4Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dental Surgery, BPKIHS, Dharan

Associate Professor

IK Limbu, Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dental Surgery, BPKIHS, Dharan

Assistant Professor

BB Basnet, Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dental Surgery, BPKIHS, Dharan

Assistant Professor

Published
2019-12-31
How to Cite
Paudel, S., Suwal, P., Singh, R., Parajuli, P., Limbu, I., & Basnet, B. (2019). Stabilization Appliance for Masticatory Pain Secondary to Bruxism: A Case report. Journal of Nepalese Prosthodontic Society, 2(2), 97-101. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnprossoc.v2i2.31200
Section
Case Reports