INSTRUMENTED SPLINT FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF BRUXISM

Pilar Lafont Morgado, Andrés Díaz Lantada, Alexander Martínez Álvarez, Antonio Barrientos Cruz, Héctor Lorenzo-Yustos, Pedro Luis Castedo Cepeda, Roberto González Herranz, Julio Muñoz García, Javier Echavarri Otero

Abstract

Bruxism is a health problem consisting in grinding or tightly clenching the upper and lower teeth. Both the grinding and sliding lead to wear of the teeth and produce a noise during the night that is sufficiently loud to disturb the sleep of anyone sharing the bedroom. The tension produced causes problems in the muscles, tissues and other structures surrounding the jaw, ear pain, headaches, lesions to the teeth and disorders in the jaw joints. For an early, rapid, effective and economical diagnosis of bruxism, we propose the use of instrumented splints to detect and record the intensity and duration of interdental pressure episodes. This paper sets out the design, manufacture and testing of an instrumented splint for diagnosing the signs of bruxism. The system stands out for its use of piezoelectric polymeric sensors which, because of their reduced thickness, do not cause any alteration to the patient’s bite. It lets a quantitative assessment of intraoral pressure be made and bruxism behaviour be diagnosed at an early stage, so as to being able to programme corrective actions before irreversible dental wear appears. The first “in vitro” simulations and “in vivo” trials performed served to demonstrate the feasibility of the system in accordance with the initial objectives.

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Lafont Morgado P., Díaz Lantada A., Martínez Álvarez A., Barrientos Cruz A., Lorenzo-Yustos H., Luis Castedo Cepeda P., González Herranz R., Muñoz García J. and Echavarri Otero J. (2008). INSTRUMENTED SPLINT FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF BRUXISM . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 2: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111- 17-3, pages 216-221. DOI: 10.5220/0001051802160221


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices08,
author={Pilar Lafont Morgado and Andrés Díaz Lantada and Alexander Martínez Álvarez and Antonio Barrientos Cruz and Héctor Lorenzo-Yustos and Pedro Luis Castedo Cepeda and Roberto González Herranz and Julio Muñoz García and Javier Echavarri Otero},
title={INSTRUMENTED SPLINT FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF BRUXISM},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 2: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={216-221},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001051802160221},
isbn={978-989-8111- 17-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 2: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - INSTRUMENTED SPLINT FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF BRUXISM
SN - 978-989-8111- 17-3
AU - Lafont Morgado P.
AU - Díaz Lantada A.
AU - Martínez Álvarez A.
AU - Barrientos Cruz A.
AU - Lorenzo-Yustos H.
AU - Luis Castedo Cepeda P.
AU - González Herranz R.
AU - Muñoz García J.
AU - Echavarri Otero J.
PY - 2008
SP - 216
EP - 221
DO - 10.5220/0001051802160221