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Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain
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The Korean Academy of Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine
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Volume 34, Issue 4 - Dec 2009
Volume 34, Issue 3 - Sep 2009
Volume 34, Issue 2 - Jun 2009
Volume 34, Issue 1 - Mar 2009
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An Investigation into Oral Medicine Inpatients by Systemic Disease
Oh, Byung-Sub ; Chun, Yang-Hyun ; Hong, Jung-Pyo ; Auh, Q-Schick ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 34, issue 2, 2009, Pages 123~132
Purpose : To investigate the actual conditions of diagnosis and treatment of oral medicine inpatient with systemic disease. Methods : A total of 54 oral medicine subjects, inpatient due to systemic disease for diagnosis and treatment of oral disease was requested to answer the medical history and dental treatment record. Results : The ratio of gender is composed of male 44% and female 56%, the distribution of age is the order of the 50-59 group 37%, the 60-69 group 26%, the 40-49 group 22%. Systemic disease is composed of Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases 36%, Diseases of the circulatory system 36%, Diseases of the nervous system 10%. Chief complain of oral disease is composed of routine check for oral health 26%, craniomandibular disorders 18%, soft tissue problem 18%. Oral disease is composed of Diseases of salivary glands 32%, Gingivitis and periodontal diseases 23%, Dentofacial anomalies 16% Conclusion : These findings indicate that oral medicine inpatient due to the systemic disease is significantly correlated to the oral disease. The patients of oral disease interrelationship between inpatient and outpatient of systemic disease should be validated by future research.
Epidemiologic Study on the Elderly Patients Visited Oral Medicine
Hong, Seong-Ju ; Kang, Seung-Woo ; Ryu, Ji-Won ; Yoon, Chang-Lyuk ; Cho, Young-Gon ; Ahn, Jong-Mo ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 34, issue 2, 2009, Pages 133~141
We reviewed retrospectively the medical records of 600 elderly patients, over 65 years old who visited oral medicine. The ratio of the age group was composed of 65
74 years old group was 63.7%, 75
84 years old group was 32.2%, over 85years old group was 4.2%, and the patients were mostly females. The main chief complaint was composed of oral soft tissue problem(44.1%) and oromaxillofacial pain(39.0%). The majority of systemic diseases was composed of diseases of the circulatory system(30.1%), diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue(16.8%), endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and diseases of the digestive system(10.1%). The numerous pateints were diagnosed as soft tissue disease(32.0%), arthrogenous disease(24.1%), and myogenous disease(18.1%) of temporomandibular disease.Principally medication(43.9%), physical therapy(24.2%) were performed. 14.2% of all patients visited oral medicine with a letter of request written by other medical departments or local dental clinics, or referred from other departments in Chosun university dental hospital. These findings indicate epidemiologic characteristics on the elderly patients visited oral medicine. We hope that this study will play a basis in the future research about the elderly patients.
The Analysis of the Current Status of Dental Popular Complaints
Kwon, Kyung-Min ; Tea, Il-Ho ; Ko, Myung-Yun ; Ahn, Yong-Woo ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 34, issue 2, 2009, Pages 143~151
This research aims to propose a reference for prevention and education of medical dispute in dental clinic and to recognize anew about medical malpractice, by analyzing medical dispute. The results from data were based on questionnaires and replies about medical complaint, which were received the Busan Dental Association from November, 2000 to June, 2007, were as follows; 1. It were categorized 35 cases to 51 detail patterns. These cases were consists of complicated problem. 2. The cases, which were related to the treatment for prosthesis and orthodontics, became an issue. 3. In the case, which was related to the treatment for prosthesis and orthodontics, there were complaints in order of symptoms(occlusal discomfort, hypersensitivity, abnormal pain) and aesthetics after equipped prosthesis, and so on. 4. There was a tendency toward increasing complaints along with an increase of treatments (except conventional ways) for implant and so on.
Effect of Maintained Microorganisms against to The Phytoncide on Pr. intermedia
Park, Jae-Bong ; Auh, Q-Schick ; Chun, Yang-Hyun ; Hong, Jung-Pyo ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 34, issue 2, 2009, Pages 153~167
The present study was performed to observe the effect of phytoncide on oral normal microflora and the inhibitory effect of the surviving resident oral bacteria on Pr. intermedia. In this study, saliva from each of 20 healthy subjects was treated with 1% phytoncide from Japanese Hinoki (Chamaecyparis obtusa Sieb. et Zucc.). Surviving salivary bacteria were isolated on blood agar plates and identified by 16S rDNA sequencing. In order to select inhibitory isolates against Pr. intermedia, the isolates from the phytoncide-treated saliva were cultured with Pr. intermedia. The results were as follows: 1. Among the 200 surviving resident oral bacterium, 148(74.0%) bacterium inhibit the growth of Pr. intermedia on blood agar plates. 2. The 200 surviving resident oral bacterium were 109 Streptococcus salivarius(54.5%), 25 Streptococcus sanguinis(12.5%), 15 Streptococcus mitis(7.5%). 3. Among the 148 bacteria which inhibit Pr. intermedia, Streptococcus salivarius was 85.3%(93/109), Streptococcus sanguinis was 64.0%.(16/25), Streptococcus mitis was 54.3%(8/15), Streptococcus parasanguinis was 66.7%(6/9), and Streptococcus Alactolyticus was 100%(8/8). Taken together, among the surviving resident oral bacterium, Streptococcus salivarius, Streptococcus sanguinis, Streptococcus mitis were mainly observed to inhibit Pr. intermedia. and they may exert an additional inhibitory activity against the periodontopathic bacterium. Therefore, phytoncide can be used for preventing and ceasing the progress of periodontal disease and halitosis, and thus is expect to promote oral health.
Antibacterial Activity of Artemisa Capillaris THUNB on Oral Bacteria
Chae, Gyu-Chang ; Auh, Q-Schick ; Chun, Yang-Hyun ; Hong, Jung-Pyo ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 34, issue 2, 2009, Pages 169~177
Recently it is very interesting that the plant extracts use to prevent or treat the oral diseases. The present study was performed to observe the antibacterial effect on S. gordonii Challis, S. gordoii G9B, S. mutans GS5, S. sobriuns 6715, E. faecalis ATCC 4083, A. actinomycetem Y4, P. gingivalis A7A1-28, P. gingivalis W83, Pr. intermedia ATCC 25611, F. nucleatum KTCT 2488, C. albicans ATCC 18804 of Artemisa capillaris THUNB employing the viable cell counts. The results were as follows: 1. Minimum inhibitory concentration(MIC) and Minimum bactericidal concentration(MBC) of extracts of Artemisa capillaris THUNB for P. gingivalis A7A1-28, P. gingivalis W83, and Pr. intermedia ATCC 25611, which are the pathologic bacteria of periodontal diseases, was observed under 2%. 2. MIC of extracts of Artemisa capillaris THUNB for P. gingivalis A7A1-28 was determined to be 1.2% and MBC was determined to be 2.0% respectively. 3. MIC of extracts of Artemisa capillaris THUNB for P. gingivalis W83 was determined to be 1.4% and MBC was determined to be 2.0% respectively. 4. MIC of extracts of Artemisa capillaris THUNB for Pr. intermedia ATCC 25611 was determined to be 1.2% and MBC was determined to be 2.0% respectively. The overall results indicate that Artemisa capillaris THUNB used for this study has a strong antibacterial activity against P. gingivalis A7A1-28, P. gingivalis W83, and Pr. intermedia ATCC 25611, which are the periodontopathic bacteria. Therefore, the extracts of Artemisa capillaris THUNB can be used as a candidate for prevention and therapeutic agent against periodontal diseases.
Age Estimation by Dental Radiographs in Korean Adults
Jeon, Hee-Sun ; Tea, Il-Ho ; Ko, Myung-Yun ; Ahn, Yong-Woo ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 34, issue 2, 2009, Pages 179~188
Aim of this study is to examine correlation between size of the coronal pulp cavity and chronological age in adult. Total 716 teeth (218 mandibular canines, 230 first premolars, 268 second premolars) free from pathologies and dental restorations were selected from 276 patients (111 males, 165 females), ranging from 20-69 years. Using periapical X-ray, the height (mm) of the crown (CH=coronal height) and the height (mm) of the coronal pulp cavity (CPCH=coronal pulp cavity height) of the teeth were measured. The tooth-coronal index (TCI) after Ikeda et al (Jpn. J. For. Med. 1985;39:244-250) was computed for each tooth and regressed on real age. With increasing age, the TCI was relatively decreased, indicating the reduction of length of the pulp chamber. Even reduction of the TCI with aging was found in combined group rather than in each sex and type of tooth separately. The most definite reduction was in canine of combined group. The correlation coefficient was strongest when measurement from canines of females (r2=0.247).
A Study on Life Changes of Burning Mouth Syndrome Patients Through SRRS
Ko, Myung-Yun ; Ok, Su-Min ; Kwon, Kyung-Min ; Tae, Il-Ho ; Ahn, Yong-Woo ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 34, issue 2, 2009, Pages 189~195
The life changes of burning mouth syndrome patients were evaluated through the Social Readjustment Rating Scale (SRRS) questionnaire. 67 subjects were included for the study and they were categorized into 2 groups (BMS 33 persons, control 34 persons) and investigated in the Dept. of Oral Medicine, Pusan National University Hospital from January to December, 2008. The obtained results were as follows : 1. BMS Group have experienced more changes in their lives than the control group within one year. This difference is showed between 7 to 12 months before hospital visit. 2. There is no significant difference between high score group(life vairation above 150) and the control group. 3. When the survey is divided by six categories, no significant difference shows within six categories. However, the BMS group shows high score within the social life category.
Treatment Pattern of Patients with Neuropathic Pain in Korea
Han, Sung-Hee ; Lee, Ki-Ho ; Kim, Mee-Eun ; Kim, Ki-Suk ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 34, issue 2, 2009, Pages 197~205
The purpose of this study was to investigate the treatment pattern of patients with neuropathic pain (NeP) in Korea through computerized database of Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRAS) over three years' period from 2003 to 2005. The results showed that the numbers of treatment visits were the highest for diabetic neuropathy (DN), followed by postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) and trigeminal neuralgia (TN) in order. Top 3 specialties for treatment visits due to NeP conditions were neurology, neurosurgery and anesthesiology. While cost of a treatment visit was higher in anesthesiology and emergency clinics compared to other clinics, there was a tendency to increase costs for visits to clinics of rehabilitation medicine and family medicine over the three years. Cost of dental visits was relatively high for TN, atypical facial pain (AFP) and atypical odontalgia (AO). Surgeries frequently applied to patients with NeP were sympathetic plexus or ganglion block, block of peripheral branch of spinal nerve and cranial nerve or its peripheral branch block. Most common prescribed medication were anticonvulsants, anti-inflammatory analgesics and anti-psychotic drugs while anti-inflammatory analgesics were overwhelmingly frequently prescribed for AO and glossodynia. Based on the results of this study, NeP disorders more relevant to dentists were AO, TN and AFP, TN of which seems to be the most important in terms of patients' number and cost for treatment visits. This indicates that dentists, especially oral medicine specialists should actively participate in management of TN, AO and AFP and share relevant information with patients and community.
A Study on Clinical Features and Pharmacologic Treatment Outcomes of Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia
Ko, Yu-Jeong ; Kim, Kyun-Yo ; Hur, Yun-Kyung ; Choi, Jae-Kap ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 34, issue 2, 2009, Pages 207~216
Trigeminal neuralgia is defined "a sudden, usually unilateral, severe, brief, stabbing, recurrent pain in the distribution of one or more branches of the fifth cranial nerve". The initial treatment of choice for trigeminal neuralgia is medical therapy. In patients with medically intractable pain or intolerable medication side effects, invasive therapeutic approaches are often necessary. Based on the amount of evidence and estimated efficacy, carbamazepine is the drug of choice in the management of trigeminal neuralgia. In case of insufficient or no response to carbamazepine, second-line drugs can be added. In this study, the author tried to review and analyzed the cases of 90 patients whom had visited for treatment of trigeminal neuralgia at the Department of Oral Medicine, Kyungpook National University Hospital from 2003 to 2008. The results were as follows: 1. Trigeminal neuralgia was significantly more common with advancing age, and nearly twice as common in women than men (ratio of 2.1:1) 2. The maxillary branch of the trigeminal nerve involved most often (51.1%), and the right side of the face is affected more commonly than the left (ratio of 2.9:1). 3. 85(94.4%) patients had experiences visiting medical or dental specialties before being referred to the Department of Oral Medicine. 4. 40(44.4%) patients with trigeminal neuralgia had systemic diseases. 5. Treatment with carbamazepine monotherapy was satisfactory initially in 69(76.7%) the patients, and the mean daily dose of carbamazepine was 402.9mg. On the other hand, 16(17.8%) patients expressed effectiveness after combination therapy of carbamazepine and other drugs. 6. Of the 69 patients who had a good initial response to carbamazepine monotherapy, 18 patients became resistant, so that combination therapy of carbamazepine and other drugs were necessary. 7. 54(60%) patients developed side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, blood dyscrasias, skin rash and constipation, and 11 of the patients decided to stop tmedicaion due to side effects.
Pain Disability of Orofacial Pain Patients
Choi, Se-Heon ; Kim, Ki-Suk ; Kim, Mee-Eun ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 34, issue 2, 2009, Pages 217~225
As Pain is a comprehensive, biopsy chosocial phenomenon, improved understanding and successful management of pain need assessment of health-related quality of life and psychological states. The purpose of this study was to evaluate pain severity and pain-related interference to daily lives for patients with non-dental, orofacial pain(OFP) and a possible relation of OFP with psychological morbidity. Relation with such factors as gender, age, pain duration and diagnosis was also assessed. Inclusion criteria was all new patients with non-dental OFP attending the oral medicine.orofacial pain clinic of Dankook University Dental Hospital over 3 months' period, who completed the questionnaires of the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Prior to the first consultation, the patients were asked to fill out the questionnaire in the waiting room and were diagnosed through consultation and clinical examination. Total subjects were 163 with M:F ratio of 1:1.5 and mean age of 34.6
17.7 years. Mean duration of pain was 13.3
26.2 months and all patients were divided into; Trigeminal Neuralgia group (TN, N=8), Neuropathic Pain group (NeP, N=9), Persistent Idiopathic Facial Pain group (PIFP, N=8), and Temporomandibular Disorders group (TMD, N=138), subdivided into muscle problem (TMD-m, N=73), joint problem (TMD-j, N=24) and muscle-joint combined problem (TMD-c, N=41). OFP patients showed moderate pain severity and moderate pain-related interference. There was no gender difference in overall pain severity and interference and levels of anxiety and depression. Elderly patients aged
60 years showed higher pain severity (p<0.05). Patients with chronic pain
3 months reported more increased level of anxiety and depression than those with acute pain (p<0.05). Compared to TMD patients, patients with TN, NeP and PIFP suffered from higher level of pain and pain-related interference and reported higher level of anxiety and depression (p<0.05). Pain interference was closely correlated with their pain severity and with psychometric properties such as anxiety and depression. Pain severity was weakly correlated with levels of anxiety and depression. The results suggest a need for psychosocial assessment and support for successful management of OFP in addition to control of pain itself.