Evidence-Based Occlusal Management for Temporomandibular Disorders

Current mainstream treatments for temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are mainly conservative therapies. However, these conservative treatments are symptomatic treatments, not causal treatments. ...
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Occlusion and Temporomandibular Disorders

Pp. 35-53 (19)

Kengo Torii

Abstract

The relation between retruded contact position (RCP), oblique slide from RCP to intercuspal position (ICP), and temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) has not been demonstrated. Recently, occlusal discrepancy between habitual occlusal position (HOP) and bite plate-induced occlusal position (BPOP) has been reported to be related with sign (TMJ clicking) of TMD in a cross-sectional study. And elimination of the occlusal discrepancy is inferred to cure TMDs.

Keywords:

Retruded contact position, intercuspal position, occlusion, conservative treatment, occlusal adjustment, terminal hinge closure, counseling, clinical dysfunction index, placebo treatment, occlusal splint, comprehensive treatment, malocclusion, intra-articular injection, randomized controlled trial, bite plate-induced occlusal position, habitual occlusal position.

Affiliation:

General Dentistry of the Infirmary School of Life Dentistry Nippon Dental University Tokyo Japan.