Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 381--383

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


Claudia Tavares Silva, Laura Guimarães Primo, Adrielle Mangabeira, Lucianne Cople Maia, Andrea Fonseca-Gonçalves 
 Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Andrea Fonseca-Gonçalves
Rodolpho Paulo Rocco, 325, CEP: 21941-913
Brazil

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.


How to cite this article:
Silva CT, Primo LG, Mangabeira A, Maia LC, Fonseca-Gonçalves A. Homeopathic therapy for sleep bruxism in a child: Findings of a 2-year case report.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2017;35:381-383


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Silva CT, Primo LG, Mangabeira A, Maia LC, Fonseca-Gonçalves A. Homeopathic therapy for sleep bruxism in a child: Findings of a 2-year case report. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Aug 6 ];35:381-383
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