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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2020, 8(5), 123-126
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-8-5-2
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Bruxism in Mosul City Part 1

Basser Ali Abdullah1, and Gassan Yassin Hamed1

1Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Oral Medicine, College of Dentistry, Mosul, Iraq

Pub. Date: July 05, 2020

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Basser Ali Abdullah and Gassan Yassin Hamed. Bruxism in Mosul City Part 1. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2020; 8(5):123-126. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-8-5-2


This study consist of 450 patients with TMDs, 271 females and 179 males, 13-65 years were age range of the sample. Helkimo index was used to assess the TMDs by scores, grinding and clenching were recorded, the most relevant age group was 21-30 years, they signify (59.3%) from the whole sample, female patients signify 60.4% from the total participtant.130 (28.8%) patients were reported grinding where as 122 (24.8%) were complained from clenching. Significant relations (p ≤ 0.001) of grinding and clenching with age, sex, symptoms and signs of TMDs were found in this study. In conclusion grinding and clenching implicated in etiology and severity of TMDs and their incidence decrease with age.

grinding clenching Helkimo TMDs

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