parafunctional

pa·ra·func·tion·al

(par'ă-fungk'shŭn-ăl)
Denotes in dentistry abnormal or deviated function.
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QuickSplint is an interim solution for inhibiting the full force of parafunctional teeth clenching [THORN][micro] shielding teeth and dental work, and giving the pericranial musculature an opportunity to relax overnight.
Frequency of parafunctional oral habits in patients with cerebral palsy.
The reference to "locked" jaws in line 32 refers to parafunctional jaw activity and bruxism linked to the high levels of neuromuscular activity that are sometimes induced during extended periods of MA use (Hamamoto & Rhodus 2009).
2005] concluded that parafunctional habits, with the exception of atypical swallowing, were not determinants of the presence of TMD symptoms and/or signs.
These muscles perform parafunctional positions that restrict the range of movement and the contraction of soft tissues (5).
In the past, the strengthening viability of spastic muscle was argued to be that resistance exercises of these muscles would increase spasticity, and thereby reinforce parafunctional patterns (8).
Some reports suggest that, in a minority of individuals, parafunctional behaviors (chewing and grinding) are associated with increased UHg (Barregard et al.
The underlying etiology of temporal muscle hypertrophy has been attributed to chronic bruxism, masseteric hyperfunction, and parafunctional jaw habits.
An increase in receptors may predispose to an exaggerated response to joint loading from parafunctional activity, trauma, orthodontics, or orthognathic surgery.
Areas of severe attrition also need to be noted, as well as abrasion from partial denture clasps, habits such as excessive toothpick use, parafunctional habits or any other finding that may weaken the tooth structure.
Factors that can predispose to or cause TMJ disc displacement and dysfunction include trauma, parafunctional habits, gender, malocclusion, hormones, bacterial and viral infections, and systemic or local disease.
17) In addition, education about avoidance of high sugar intake, smoking cessation, oral hygiene procedures, sealants, fluoride supplementation, caries prevention and parafunctional habits such as thumb sucking are important measures to maintain oral health in both mothers and their offspring.