The Impact of Stress on the Functions of the Dento-Maxillary Apparatus
Keywords:stress, bruxism, dento-maxillary apparatus, functions
Stress is a complex psychosocial phenomenon that occurs as a result of having to cope with requirements, tasks, situations perceived as difficult, painful or of great importance. The aim of the study was to assess stress in a young population from Cluj-Napoca and establish a correlation between stress and its impact on the oral cavity. The study was observational, analytical, cohort, and retrospective. It involved 105 young students of both sexes (17 males, 88 females) between 21 and 42 years of age. The average age of the subjects was 24.32 years. The study found a strong association between increased levels of stress and the occurence of xerostomia, muscle pain in the masticatory muscles, sleep and awake bruxism.
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