Imaging bruxism

Frederick J. Bonte, Thomas S. Harris

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

A 62-year-old woman was referred for SPECT brain blood flow study with a diagnosis of possible dementia or depression. Findings within the brain were noncontributory, but extraneous structures with high blood flow were detected within the soft tissues of temporal regions and face. On questioning, the patient stated that she had sleep bruxism, with gnashing and grinding of her teeth. This did not occur during waking. Bruxisms and its consequences, with effects on the teeth and jaws, are a problem of importance to oral surgeons and dentists. There is considerable active research into methods of treatment of sleep bruxism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2013

Fingerprint

Sleep Bruxism
Bruxism
Tooth
Brain
Temporal Lobe
Single-Photon Emission-Computed Tomography
Jaw
Dentists
Dementia
Depression
Research
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Brain blood flow mTc SPECT
  • Bruxism
  • Sleep bruxism
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

Cite this

Imaging bruxism. / Bonte, Frederick J.; Harris, Thomas S.

In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 38, No. 6, 06.2013.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bonte, Frederick J. ; Harris, Thomas S. / Imaging bruxism. In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2013 ; Vol. 38, No. 6.
@article{13ef13d95f144ff8bd5dcfe0e8a0a1ba,
title = "Imaging bruxism",
abstract = "A 62-year-old woman was referred for SPECT brain blood flow study with a diagnosis of possible dementia or depression. Findings within the brain were noncontributory, but extraneous structures with high blood flow were detected within the soft tissues of temporal regions and face. On questioning, the patient stated that she had sleep bruxism, with gnashing and grinding of her teeth. This did not occur during waking. Bruxisms and its consequences, with effects on the teeth and jaws, are a problem of importance to oral surgeons and dentists. There is considerable active research into methods of treatment of sleep bruxism.",
keywords = "Brain blood flow mTc SPECT, Bruxism, Sleep bruxism, Treatment",
author = "Bonte, {Frederick J.} and Harris, {Thomas S.}",
year = "2013",
month = "6",
doi = "10.1097/RLU.0b013e318251e18d",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "38",
journal = "Clinical Nuclear Medicine",
issn = "0363-9762",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams and Wilkins",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Imaging bruxism

AU - Bonte, Frederick J.

AU - Harris, Thomas S.

PY - 2013/6

Y1 - 2013/6

N2 - A 62-year-old woman was referred for SPECT brain blood flow study with a diagnosis of possible dementia or depression. Findings within the brain were noncontributory, but extraneous structures with high blood flow were detected within the soft tissues of temporal regions and face. On questioning, the patient stated that she had sleep bruxism, with gnashing and grinding of her teeth. This did not occur during waking. Bruxisms and its consequences, with effects on the teeth and jaws, are a problem of importance to oral surgeons and dentists. There is considerable active research into methods of treatment of sleep bruxism.

AB - A 62-year-old woman was referred for SPECT brain blood flow study with a diagnosis of possible dementia or depression. Findings within the brain were noncontributory, but extraneous structures with high blood flow were detected within the soft tissues of temporal regions and face. On questioning, the patient stated that she had sleep bruxism, with gnashing and grinding of her teeth. This did not occur during waking. Bruxisms and its consequences, with effects on the teeth and jaws, are a problem of importance to oral surgeons and dentists. There is considerable active research into methods of treatment of sleep bruxism.

KW - Brain blood flow mTc SPECT

KW - Bruxism

KW - Sleep bruxism

KW - Treatment

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84877598454&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84877598454&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1097/RLU.0b013e318251e18d

DO - 10.1097/RLU.0b013e318251e18d

M3 - Article

VL - 38

JO - Clinical Nuclear Medicine

JF - Clinical Nuclear Medicine

SN - 0363-9762

IS - 6

ER -