Prevalencia de bruxismo em militares da Marinha do Brasil e sua associação com o estresse emocional / Prevalence of bruxism in active militars of Brazilian Navy and its association with emotional stress




The aim of this paper work was to evaluate the prevalence of bruxism in active militars of Brazilian Navy that serve in operative and administrative areas, verifying the existence of an association with emotional stress 486 militars were evaluated of both sex, with age between 19 and 48, shared into two groups: one administrative (militars serving in land) and one operative (militars serving in warships). Pacients were submitted to an invantory of stress symptoms to Lipp adults, clinical examinations, including palpation of masseter and temporal muscles and an anamnesis questionnaire. A prevalence of 35,6% of militars with bruxism was observed with bigger incidence in people who were older than 30 years, and administrative group was more undertaken 103 pacients were also identified in the sample with stress symptoms, in which 57 without clinical evidence of bruxism (55,33%) and 46 with clinical evidences of parafuncional habit (44,66%). Bruxism presented significant correlation with concious habit, pain in masticatory muscles when waking up, soreness in masseter and temporal muscles, hypertrophy in masseter muscle and teeth with facets of attrition. A positive correlation between emotional stress and bruxism was also observed and prevalence of bruxism found in the sample was bigger than that presented in literature to the population in general


estresse psicologico stress bruxismo bruxism psychological articulação temporomandibular temporomandibular joint

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