A Study on the Changes of Occlusal Contacts after Electromyographic Biofeedback Therapy

E.M.G. biofeedback therapy에 의한 occlusal contact의 변화에 관한 련구

  • 김영주 (서울대학교 대학원 치의학과 구강진단학교실) ;
  • 이승우 (서울대학교 대학원 치의학과 구강진단학교) ;
  • 김영구 (서울대학교 대학원 치의학과 구강진단학교실)
  • Published : 1985.12.01


Changes of occlusal contacts after E.M.G. biofeedback therapy with D.D.S. (Self control system, EMG 220, Sandiago California) was investigated in 20 SNUH students and residents with normal occlusion. Treatment time was 30 minutes on every subject. Occlusal contacts of before biofeedback therapy were taken at 4: 00 P.M. and that of after biofeedback therapy were taken at 4:40 P.M. Author compared the occlusal contacts before biofeedback therapy with that of after biofeedback therapy. The obtained results were as follow : 1. The number of occlusal contacts was 23.9, before biofeedback therapy and, 26.3, after biofeedback therapy. 2. The percentage of accentuated contact to diffuse contact was 78.5%, before treatment and 38.8% after treatment. 3. 6 heaviest contacts were changed 4.3 teeth per one subject after biofeedback therapy.