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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 381-383

Homeopathic therapy for sleep bruxism in a child: Findings of a 2-year case report


Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Andrea Fonseca-Gonçalves
Rodolpho Paulo Rocco, 325, CEP: 21941-913
Brazil
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DOI: 10.4103/JISPPD.JISPPD_49_17

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Bruxism is a sleep disorder characterized by grinding and biting teeth with multifactorial etiology, resulting in deleterious effects on teeth, periodontium, and temporomandibular joint. There is a lack of scientific evidence evaluating the effectiveness of medicines in treating this parafunction. The present case report was drafted under the rules of CARE checklist. An 8-year-old male patient with sleep bruxism and associated symptoms received a combined homeopathic therapy of Phytolacca decandra 12c and Melissa officinalis 12c for 2 months. After this period of combined homeopathic therapy, the bruxism and associated symptoms completely disappeared. After 2 years of clinical follow-ups, the patient had no recurrences. The use of homeopathic therapy was successful and should be seen as an alternative to treat sleep bruxism and its associated symptoms in children.






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