The Diagnosis & Treatment of Bruxism for Restorative Patients
Presented by John Weston DDS, FAACD, moderated by Lee Ann Brady, DMD
Is your patient at risk for damage or injury due to parafunction? Studies show that up to 80% of people who grind their teeth are not aware of their condition. Helping your patient understand and manage parafunction can help prevent tooth wear, tooth fracture, TMJ injury or disorder, associated tension headaches.
Charting a Parafunction Risk Rating allows you to determine the severity of active parafunction and incorporate findings in your treatment planning. The Parafunction Risk Ratings and the Risk Rating Table work together as a universal grading system that is applied to dental patients on initial diagnostic dental visits and annual recall.
- Incorporate in your comprehensive exam, a simple and cost effective 4- week protocol using QuickSplint to test for bruxism.
- Identify a systematic process to diagnose parafunction and engage the patient in their condition
- Learn how to incorporate findings in your treatment planning: choice of restorative materials, documentation for informed consent and management of higher risk patients.
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