Bruxism
Health dictionary
Untitled Document
Search :      

Art dictionary
Financial dictionary
Hollywood dictionary
Insurance dictionary
Literature dictionary
Real Estate dictionary
Tourism dictionary

 
  Bruxism



Bruxism

    Grinding or gnashing of the teeth, most commonly while the patient is asleep.



SIMILAR TERMS
--------------------------------------

Bruxomania
Persistent "nervous" grinding of the teeth while the patient is awake



PREVIOUS AND NEXT TERMS
--------------------------------------

Block injection
Anesthesia of a nerve trunk that covers a large area of the jaw; a mandibular block injection produce numbness of the lower jaw, teeth, half the tongue

Bonding
Adhesive dental restoration technique; a tooth-colored composite resin to repair and/or change the color or shape of a tooth.

Bone resorption
Decrease in bone supporting the roots of teeth; a common result of periodontal (gum disease.

Braces
Devices used by orthodontists to gradually reposition teeth to a more favorable alignment

Bridge
Stationary dental prosthesis (appliance) fixed to teeth adjacent to a space; replaces one or more missing teeth, cemented or bonded to supporting teeth or implants adjacent to the space.

Bruxism

Bruxomania
Persistent "nervous" grinding of the teeth while the patient is awake

Bone scintigraphy
Bone scintigraphy is a sensitive and efficient method of measuring metabolic activity of the entire skeleton. Tc-99m labeled diphosphonates are well established in screening for most bony metastatic disease. Bone scanning makes up greater than 1/3 of the procedure volume in most nuclear medicine departments, a large proportion of which is screening for metastatic disease. The role of scintigraphy in evaluation of the patient with multiple myeloma is less well defined. Recent developments which necessitate reevaluation of the role of scintigraphy in multiple myeloma with respect to treatment.

B-cell
The antibody-producing white blood cells.

Baker's cyst
A popliteal cyst (behind the knee) which communicates with the knee joint.

Bamboo spine
X-ray appearance of spine in advanced ankylosing spondylitis. Due to ligamentous ossification and syndesmophytes.

   We thank you for using the Health Dictionary to search for Bruxism. If you have a better definition for Bruxism than the one presented here, please let us know by making use of the suggest a term option. This definition of Bruxism may be disputed by other professionals. Our attempt is to provide easy definitions on Bruxism and any other medical topic for the public at large.
 
This dictionary contains 59020 terms.      









  
                    © Health Dictionary 2005 - All rights reserved -

   ruxism / buxism / brxism / bruism / bruxsm / bruxim / bruxis / bbruxism / brruxism / bruuxism / bruxxism / bruxiism / bruxissm / bruxismm / vruxism / fruxism / gruxism / hruxism / nruxism / ruxism / b4uxism / b5uxism / btuxism / bguxism / bfuxism / bduxism / beuxism / b3uxism / br7xism / br8xism / brixism / brkxism / brjxism / brhxism / bryxism / br6xism / bruzism / bruaism / brusism / brudism / brucism / bru ism / bruxsm / bruxiwm / bruxiem / bruxidm / bruxixm / bruxizm / bruxiam / bruxiqm / bruxisn / bruxisj / bruxisk / bruxis, / bruxis /