A literature review on the causal relationship between Occlusal Factors (OF) and Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) IV: experimental studies on occlusal adjustment by occlusal carving as a preventive or therapeutic intervention

Authors

  • Rodolfo Acosta-Ortiz Nova Southeastern University
  • Nelson Roura-Lugo Universidad de Puerto Rico, USA

Keywords:

Occlusion, Temporomandibular disorders, Etiology, Occlusal factors, Temporomandibular joint, Experimental studies, Occlusal adjustment, Selective tooth grinding

Abstract

Introduction: this is the fourth article in a series that have as purpose to present a literature review about the causal relationship between the occlusal factors (OF) and temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Methods: this article presented and analyzed experimental studies in which researchers used occlusal adjustment (OA) as a therapeutic means for TMDs and other associated disorders. Results and conclusions: the analysis of the studies presented in this literature review shows that the actual evidence does not support the use of OA as a primary therapeutic method. This is especially true when one considers the fact that it is an irreversible treatment, with secondary effects (tooth sensitivity) and that is limited to certain occlusal schemes.

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Author Biographies

Rodolfo Acosta-Ortiz, Nova Southeastern University

Profesor Adjunto. Departamento de Prostodoncia. Colegio de Medicina Dental. Nova Southeastern University.

Nelson Roura-Lugo, Universidad de Puerto Rico, USA

Dr. Nelson Roura Lugo. DMD, MS Odontólogo de la Universidad de Puerto Rico. Certificado en Prostodoncia y Maestría en Ciencias Restaurativas de la Universidad de Michigan, USA. Catedrático Asociado. Decanato Auxiliar de investigación y Programa Graduado de Prostodoncia. Escuela de Medicina Dental, Universidad de Puerto Rico, USA.

 

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Published

2009-12-16

How to Cite

Acosta-Ortiz, R., & Roura-Lugo, N. (2009). A literature review on the causal relationship between Occlusal Factors (OF) and Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) IV: experimental studies on occlusal adjustment by occlusal carving as a preventive or therapeutic intervention. Revista Facultad De Odontología Universidad De Antioquia, 21(1), 98–111. Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/odont/article/view/2182

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