Long-term Evaluation of Occlusal Adjustment in Patients with Temporomandibular Disorders

측두하악장애환자의 교합교정에 관한 장기평가

  • Myung Yun Ko ;
  • Ki Hong Kwon ;
  • Jeom Il Choi
  • Published : 1986.03.01

Abstract

18 TMD patients who received occlusal adjustment in PNUH though Jan.1984 to 1985 were followed up for short-term(2-6yrs.) and long-term(1-2yrs.) evaluation. The obtained results were as follows : 1. Pain index showed gradual decrease after occlusal adjustment and significant change on long-term evaluation. 2. Noise index had no significant change throughout the all follow-up evaluation. 3. Opening limitation index showed gradual decrease after occlusal adjustment and significant change on both long-term and short-term evaluation. 4. Maximum comfortable opening exhibited more and more increase and significant change on long-term evaluation.

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