parafunction

par·a·func·tion

(par'ă-fŭngk'shŭn)
1. Abnormal or disordered function.
2. dentistry Movements of the mandible that are outside normal function (e.g., bruxism).

par·a·func·tion

(par'ă-fŭngk'shŭn)
1. In dentistry, movements of mandible that are outside normal function (e.g., bruxism).
2. Abnormal or disordered function.
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Keywords: Cheek-biting, Depression, Parafunction, Dental visits.
The effect of parafunction on condylar asymmetry in patients with temporomandibular disorders.
The relationship between parafunction habits with temporomandibular disorder Parafunctional habit p value Correlation coefficient Chewing gums 0.001 (*) 0.645 (**) Chewing cheeks 0.341 0.085 Nail biting 0.010 (*) 0.
Parafunction ends as the mandible returns to a rest open position.
Even after successfully placing the implant fixture, early failure or late failure can occur due to parafunction. These failures are more in the maxillary arch compared to the mandibular due to the bone density and also an increase in the moment of force.
The most common characteristics of TMD evaluated and/or treated were parafunction habits (89%), muscle tightness/tender points (75%), occlusion alterations (75%), and headaches (69%).
When occlusal reconstruction was performed with orthodontic treatment, occlusion was confirmed at the dental chair side, and night-time parafunction was assessed using a Brux Checker (BC; Rocky Mountain Morita Corporation, Tokyo, Japan) [5, 6].
Second is the behavioural mechanism that promotes poor health behaviours like smoking, alcoholism, consuming unhealthy diet, poor oral hygiene habits, parafunction etc6.
Several factors, including the infection of peri-implant tissues, misfit at the implant-abutment interface, and surgical trauma, as well as biomechanical factors related to the occlusal load exerted during the masticatory function and parafunction, can influence crestal bone loss [11].
Hence, the results of comparative analyses of target features and oral health quality for statistically relevant differences have shown that the oral health quality is in accordance with the age and denture type and depends on the following: basic difficulties, IKP contact, tooth mobility, paradontopathy, parafunction activities of OF system (bruxism), arthropathy, time elapsed from tooth edentulation to denture embedding, denture stability, comfort/discomfort in wearing dentures, etc.
Finite element analysis of mechanism of cervical lesion formation in simulated molars during mastication and parafunction. J Prosthet Dent.
Other soft and hard tissues, such as the palate, floor of mouth, buccal mucosa, non-tooth supporting bone, and tongue (eg, mucosal diseases, neoplasms, pain related to parafunction or trauma).