A Study on the Relationship between Anterior Tooth Contact and Temporomandibular Joint Space

전치부 접촉과 측두하악 관절강폭과의 관계에 관한 연구

  • Sang-Don Kim (Dept. of Oral Diagnosis and Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry Wonkwang University) ;
  • Kyung-Soo Han (Dept. of Oral Diagnosis and Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry Wonkwang Universit) ;
  • Min Shin (Dept. of Oral Diagnosis and Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry Wonkwang University)
  • Published : 1993.06.01

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the presence or absence of anterior tooth contact and the changes in temporomandibular joint space. The study sample consisted of 32symptom-free dental students and 79 craniomandibular disorders patients with unilateral joint dysfunction. The two groups were categorized into control group or experimental group, respectively. Recordings of the number and distribution of occlusal contacts were made by T-Scan system. Transcranial radiographs were taken with using of accurad-100 head positioner. Measured items in transcranial radiographs were anterior, superior, posterior joint space and relative condylar position to deepest position of glenoid folla. According to the presence or absence of anterior tooth contact, each group was subdivided and compared with each other with respect to TM joint space. Data were processed and tested with SPSS/PC + package. The results of the study showed that the joint space in control group were wider than those of experimental group and the difference of the width of joint space was more remarkable in subjects with anterior contact between control group and experimental group. However, in same group whether the presence of anterior tooth contact could hardly affect the difference of the width of joint space. And anterior tooth contact in grouip are more frequent than in experimental group.

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