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Prof. Dr. Burçin Büyükünaldı said that some physical health problems could be observed due to the psychological tensions experienced during this period.
Stating that while pandemic traumas increase the cases of tooth clenching (bruxism), the drugs used can also have a trigger effect. Dr. Burçin Büyükünaldı stated that, contrary to what is known, tooth clenching is not a phenomenon that happens only at night. Prof. dr. Büyükünaldı said, “Since the effects of night bruxism are more pronounced, there is a perception that tooth clenching occurs only at night, but bruxism can also be seen during the day. It is defined as daytime (wakefulness) bruxism and night (sleep) bruxism and increased stress, anxiety, etc. during the pandemic process. It is thought that it may have increased due to circumstances, ”he said.
Stating that tooth clenching is defined as a condition rather than a disease due to its complex origin, Prof. Dr. “Bruxism can be seen as a habitual form for no reason at all, but also as a symptom of any underlying condition. “It is very important for the success of the treatment that this distinction is made by a specialist dentist.”
“KNOWN THAT STRESS IS A ACTIVE”
Stating that when bruxism is considered to be a symptom of an underlying disorder, the first thing that comes to mind is psychological disorders. Dr. Büyükünaldı said the following:
Stating that bruxism is not defined as a disease, it is not possible for it to cause a more serious problem. Dr. Burçin Büyükünaldı concluded by saying, “Bruxism is a condition that, although it has a complex etiology, can be treated by specialist dentists and individuals can be protected from its effects.”