The Effect of Masticatory Muscle Fatigue on the Occlusal Contact Stability and Masticatory Muscle Actibities

저작근의 피로가 치아접촉안정성 및 저작근활성에 미치는 효과

  • Hye-Yeong Kim (Dept. of Oral Medicine and Oral Diagnosis, School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Sun-Ha Kim (Dept. of Oral Medicine and Oral Diagnosis, School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National Universit) ;
  • Jae-Kap Choi (Dept. of Oral Medicine and Oral Diagnosis, School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University)
  • Published : 1992.06.01

Abstract

The authors performed a experimental study to evaluate the effects of masticatory muscle fatigue on tooth contact and masticatory muscle activity in 26 normal healthy women. The experimental masticatory muscle fatigue was induced by unilateral biting of 5kg force on mandibular first molar. The results were as follows : 1. The initial symptom related to muscle fatigue pain appeared in 85.19 seconds of isometric contraction and the endurance time of isometric contraction was 203.15 seconds. 2. The pain occurred more frequently in masseter region than in temporal region. In masseter pain the incidence was almost equal between both sides, whereas the temporal pain was more in contralateral side. 3. The spontaneity and the symmetry of tooth contact during maximum clenching were reduced after isometric unilateral biting. 4. After induction of experimental muscle fatigue, the EMG activities of masseter muscles of both sides and ipsilateral temporal muscle showed the tendency of decreasing activities. 5. The asymmetry indicies of masseter and temporal muscles were reduced after isometric bilateral biting.

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