Case Report : Treatment of Disc Displacement without Reduction Patient Using ARS

전방재위치 교합장치를 이용한 비정복성 관절원판변위 환자의 치험례

  • 진상배 (경희대학교 치과대학 구강내과학교실) ;
  • 홍정표 (경희대학교 치과대학 구강내과학교실)
  • Published : 1998.09.01


The treatment of anterior disc displacement without reduction patients needs speicific treatment methods different from other Craniomandibular Disorders. Those are manual manipulation, anterior repositioning splint; ARS and step-back. It is well known that the use of Anterior Repositioning Splint is effective on relief of TMJ symptom. But the side effect of long- term ARS wearing, which is irreversible posterior open bite induction, has made many clinicians avoid ARS treatment. This report introduces a clinical case recently proven part- time wearing ARS method for treatment of Disc Displacement without reduction patient' that can reduce side effects with good efficacy. But now clinical statistical studies and basical histophysiological studies are more needed.