Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-36393
Title: Apical periodontitis after intense bruxism
Author(s): Gund, Madline P.
Wrbas, Karl-Thomas
Hannig, Matthias
Rupf, Stefan
Language: English
Title: BMC Oral Health
Volume: 22
Issue: 1
Publisher/Platform: BMC
Year of Publication: 2022
Free key words: Apical periodontitis
Occlusal trauma
Cracked tooth syndrome
Perio-endo lesion
DDC notations: 610 Medicine and health
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: Background: Bruxism is known to cause masticatory muscle pain, temporomandibular joint pain, headaches, mechanical tooth wear, prosthodontic complications and cracked teeth. Less known to the practitioner, and described only experimentally in literature, is that bruxism can also damage the pulp. To our knowledge, this is the frst known clinical case of a patient developing apical periodontitis due to bruxism. Case presentation: This article presents the case and successful treatment of a 28-year-old healthy male patient with apical periodontitis on teeth 36 and 46 requiring root canal treatment after an intense phase of bruxism. Due to an unclear diagnosis, treatment had been delayed. Conclusions: Incomprehensible tooth pain can be the result of bruxism. Practitioners need to be informed that intense bruxism can possibly lead to apical periodontitis. It is important, therefore, that a thorough anamnesis is col‑ lected and taken into account during diagnostics.
DOI of the first publication: 10.1186/s12903-022-02123-3
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Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291--ds-363934
ISSN: 1472-6831
Date of registration: 8-Jun-2022
Description of the related object: Supplementary Information
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Faculty: M - Medizinische Fakultät
Department: M - Zahn-, Mund- und Kieferheilkunde
Professorship: M - Prof. Dr. Matthias Hannig
M - Prof. Dr. med. dent. Stefan Rupf
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