A review of the literature on the causal relationship between occlusal factors (OF) and temporomandibular disorders (TMD) IV: experimental studies of occlusal adjustment by selective grinding as a preventive or therapeutical 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 of this series of articles that have as purpose to present a literature review about the causal relationship between the occlusal factors (OF) and temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Methods: in this article, it was presented and analyzed experimental studies in which researchers used occlusal adjustment (OA) as a therapeutic means for TMD 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 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.

 

Published

2009-12-16

How to Cite

Acosta-Ortiz, R., & Roura-Lugo, N. (2009). A review of the literature on the causal relationship between occlusal factors (OF) and temporomandibular disorders (TMD) IV: experimental studies of occlusal adjustment by selective grinding as a preventive or therapeutical 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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