Parafunctional Occlusal Forces
1. A number of other terms used to describe excessive occlusive forces. Two of these conditions functional and parafunctional occlusive forces.
a. Functional occlusion forces and normal forces produced during the act of chewing of food.
B. Parafunctional occlusive forces in the teeth contact when it is not the act of eating.
1) examples of these parafunctional habits clenching of the teeth together as a release from nervous tension or gnashing of teeth together for one edition.
a) Clenching continuous or intermittent violent closure of the upper jaw, the teeth on the lower jaw and teeth.
b) Bruxism power gnashing of teeth.
c) these parafunctional habits may occur without the person having the conscious knowledge habit. Some individuals exhibit these habits during sleep.
2) Parafunctional habits can exert excessive pressure on the teeth and periodontal tissues.
2. There are several clinical treatments that can be used by the dentist to help control the situation because of injury from the bite.
a. When the injury is the result of malocclusion (hereinafter fault bite), the dentist may make minor adjustments in bite to minimize the destructive power. This procedure is called occlusive settings.
B. When the injury is the result of bruxism, the dentist may produce acrylic device is sometimes referred to as a night watchman device that can protect teeth during each day.