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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 35, Issue 4 - Dec 2010
Volume 35, Issue 3 - Sep 2010
Volume 35, Issue 2 - Jun 2010
Volume 35, Issue 1 - Mar 2010
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A Study for Direct Application of Drug on Oral Mucosa
Jeong, Sung-Hee ; Ok, Soo-Min ; Huh, Joon-Young ; Ko, Myung-Yun ; Ahn, Yong-Woo ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 35, issue 4, 2010, Pages 229~235
A common method for treating oral mucosal diseases is taking medication by oral administration. The oral administration is the method of least resistance. Because large part of drugs is degraded by liver, it is necessary to take more drugs getting to appropriate level in blood stream. And there are so many side effects when patients take drugs by oral administration. In so many cases, the patients who suffer from oral mucosal problems have the other general diseases simultaneously. Willingly or not, some patients can't take the medicine by oral administration. Number of topical drugs for oral mucosal disease is less than that for skin diseases because the environment of oral mucosa prevents activity of medicine. In this paper, research on effects of topical type medication for treating oral mucosal diseases is conducted through investigating currently used medications and their effects. In addition, effects of dissolved oral medications with appropriate solvent are demonstrated if this medication is useful for patients clinically.
Malignant Acanthosis Nigricans with Oral Florid Papillomatosis ; A Case Report
Jung, Jae-Kwang ; Shin, Hong-Ihn ; Min, Bo-Kyung ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 35, issue 4, 2010, Pages 237~243
Acanthosis nigricans usually has the characteristics that involve the development of darker pigmented patches and thickened skin with velvety texture on the body folds, and papillomatosis on lip and intraoral regions including tongue, gingiva, mucosa, palate. Malignant acanthosis nigricans, a type of acanthosis nigricans, occurs most commonly in association with underlying malignancy and characterically appears with three characteristic mucocutaneous lesion : especially of the lips and eyelids, hyperkeratosis of the palms and soles, the sign of Leser-Trelat. In the present report, the patient had typical clinical and histological findings of oral acanthosis nigricans, as well as past medical history associated with malignant gastric adenocarcinoma.
Study on Short Term Smoking Cessation Treatment in Dental Hospitals in Korea
Song, Je-Il ; Lee, Gi-Ho ; Kim, Mee-Eun ; Kim, Ki-Suk ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 35, issue 4, 2010, Pages 245~258
Smoking has been identified not as a major risk factor for circulatory and respiratory diseases but also as causes of various oral diseases. A number of clinical studies and regional health surveys have found an association between smoking and poor oral health status and between smoking and prognosis of dental treatments. However, there is few studies about status of smoking cessation treatment and policies in dentistry in Korea. The purpose of this study was to investigate the smoking patterns of outpatients and outcomes of short-term smoking cessation treatment in dental hospitals in Korea and, subsequently, to seek further smoking cessation services in dentistry. This study was sponsored by Korean Dental Association (KDA) and department of culture and welfare. 825 dental patients were voluntarily participated in a 4-week smoking cessation program with nicotine patch and 297 participants of them completed on smoking-related questionnaires. All participants were recruited from outpatients of 11 dental university hospitals (primarily in the department of oral medicine, oral surgery and periodontology) in Korea during 3-month period from October 2009 to January 2010. The Questionnaires included demographics, duration of smoking, heavy smoking index (HSI), number of thinking of quit smoking, duration of stop smoking and reasons to smoking, awareness of smoking effects on oral health, and their success rate after 4 weeks of nicotine patch program was investigated. The statistical analysis was carried by SPSS version 18.0 program and Chi-square test. According to the results of this study, male in their 30s to 50s were the most prevalent of all the participants and duration of smoking increased with age. Attempt rate to quit smoking (Quit smoking) was the highest in 30s and 40s with duration of quit smoking ranging 1 to 3 months. Emotional stresswas the most frequently reported reason for smoking, followed by habit and pleasure in order. All age group showed high HIS over 71% and awareness of smoking effects on oral diseases such as oral soft tissue diseases, periodontal diseases and dental caries was found relatively high (50~60%) Periodontal implant was the main reason for participation in the smoking cessation services in dental clinics and the success rate of, 4-week nicotine patch program of all the participants was 29.4%, extremely low compared to that of medical clinics. Systemic education for dentists to be able to provide interventions to quit smoking including counseling with the 5As'and development of available measures for smokers is needed as considered that the low success rate of the smoking cessation services in dentistry could be explained mainly by lack of dentists' strategies, experience and attention. Awareness and attention of dentists should be emphasized and their participation be encouraged by long-term, multidisciplinary policies such as establishment of insurance fee, which would made a considerable progress in preventing smoking-related oral diseases and promoting public oral health.
Topical Steroid Therapy using Stent on Chronic Ulcerative Gingival Lesions
Park, Hyung-Uk ; Ahn, Hyung-Joon ; Choi, Jong-Hoon ; Kwon, Jeong-Seung ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 35, issue 4, 2010, Pages 259~264
The majority of chronic gingival ulcerative lesions are known to be due to autoimmune disease such as oral lichen planus, benign mucous membrane pemphigoid or pemphigus vulgaris. Topical or systemic corticosteroids are mainly used and adjuvant drugs like immunosuppressant, anti-inflammatory drugs, antimalarials or antimetabolites can also be prescribed. Because systemic corticosteroids causes various side effects, such as gastrointestinal disturbance, osteoporosis, diabetes or adrenal suppression. So, topical steroid therapy is main treatment for chronic gingival ulcerative lesion confined to small area. However, there's also limitation of topical corticosteroids. The effect of the corticosteroids decreases due to salivary flow and the movement of the tongue, lips, or buccal mucosa. When the lesions are widely distributed or positioned deeply in oral cavity, it is hard to apply the medication on patients' own. Moreover, it can be applied to unaffected mucosa. Although occlusive steroid therapy using stent was reported to minimize taking steroid and overcome the faults of applying topical steroids, it has been used less frequently in the clinical field. Therefore, this report is going to find out the usefulness and the way to utilize clinically through the case which acted satisfactorily by performing topical steroid therapy using stent on chronic ulcerative gingival lesions.
Expectations of the First Visit to Orofacial Pain Clinic for the Patients with Temporomandibular Disorders
Won, Sang-Yeon ; Kim, Hye-Kyung ; Kim, Mee-Eun ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 35, issue 4, 2010, Pages 265~273
Understanding patients' expectation for health visits and providing appropriate care may increase patients' satisfaction with health care, leading to more positive treatment outcome. The study aimed to investigate expectations of the patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) at their first visit to university-based orofacial pain clinic and to evaluate any relation with duration of pain, presence of previous treatment, pain severity and pain interference. Inclusion criterion was patients aged over and 18 years old and diagnosed as TMD during 3 months' period from Aug to Nov 2010. They were asked to complete the questionnaires for patients' expectation and the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) at waiting room prior to consultation. 322 TMD patients participated in the study(M:F=1:1.5, mean age=36 years old). The study indicated that the most important top 3 expectations were 'cure of pain', 'understanding their problem' and 'doctor-patient communication' in order. This finding was not affected by gender, duration and previous treatment history but affected by sub-category of TMD and BPI pain severity and pain interference. 'Pain relief' and 'understanding their problems' were relatively highlighted in the patients with muscle disorders and combination (joint-muscle) disorders of TMD than those with joint disorders who wanted communication and further investigation relatively more (p=0.000). While expectation for pain relief was expected more with increase of pain severity and interference, patients with mild level of pain severity and interference expected communication and further investigation relatively more (p=0.000, 0.017, respectively). Based on the results of the study, though pain relief was the primary concern for TMD patients suffering from pain, their satisfaction with care may be increased by explanation for etiology and mechanism of TMD to make them understand their problems better and doctor-patient communication and collaborative decision-making for treatment. Importance of patient-centered consultations and availability of written material or web sites for patient information should be stressed out.
Management of Lateral Pterygoid Myalgia with Diagnostic Local Anesthetic Injection: A Report of 2 Cases
Im, Yeong-Gwan ; Kim, Byung-Gook ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 35, issue 4, 2010, Pages 275~281
The lateral pterygoid muscle is one of the masticatory muscles basic to jaw function. Because of its deep location in the masticatory system, digital palpation of the muscle is usually difficult to perform and unreliable. Therefore, diagnosis of the myalgic disorders involving the lateral pterygoid muscle is a perplexing problem for clinicians. Local anesthetic injection can be a more effective method to examine the lateral pterygoid muscle for the purpose of discriminating the source of pain. Furthermore, immediate elimination of muscle pain facilitates stretching of the muscle in the full range. We report two cases of lateral pterygoid myalgia that were diagnosed and managed successfully through the use of intramuscular local anesthetic injection.
Analysis of Current Perception Threshold(CPT) Change after Dental Surgery using Neurometer
Park, Jin-Hyung ; Ryu, Ji-Won ; Ahn, Jong-Mo ; Ok, Soo-Min ; Yoon, Chang-Lyuk ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 35, issue 4, 2010, Pages 293~298
The goal of this study is to contribute to the clinical application by making a quantitative nerve current perception threshold(CPT) examination for the evaluation of numbness that could be occurred after dental surgery, Measurement of CPTs at each different frequencies(2000 Hz, 250 Hz, and 5 Hz) were performed to trigeminal nerve main branch(mandibular division) of 29 patients with dental surgery on mandibular area and 25 normal subjects. There were significant differences in CPTs between patient group and control group.(p<0.05) But, there were no significant between patient male and female in both patient and control group except 2000 Hz was significantly high in the control female.