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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 37, Issue 4 - Dec 2012
Volume 37, Issue 3 - Sep 2012
Volume 37, Issue 2 - Jun 2012
Volume 37, Issue 1 - Mar 2012
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Oral Pigmentation Resulting from Pharmacological Treatment in Patient with Chronic Hepatitis C
Kim, Young Gun ; Ahn, Hyung-Joon ; Choi, Jong-Hoon ; Kwon, Jeong-Seung ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 37, issue 4, 2012, Pages 189~193
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2012.37.4.189
Oral pigmentation has numerous etiologies. It can be associated with congenital diseases and syndromes, certain acquired diseases, and systemic medications. Pigmented lesions caused by serious disease such as melanoma should be diagnosed correctly, because it would be fatal. For appropriate differential diagnosis, clinicians should know about the etiologies causing oral pigmentation and take patients history carefully. Biopsies would be necessary for histopathological findings. Close follow up for clinical symptoms are also necessary. In this case report, we presented a case of oral hyperpigmentation in Asian patient who was receiving pegylated interferon and ribavirin combination therapy for hepatitis C virus infection.
Effects of Stressful Life Events on Patients with Recurrent Ahthous Ulcer.
Ko, Myung-Yun ; Kim, Young-Ae ; Ok, Soo-Min ; Heo, Jun-Young ; Jeong, Sung-Hee ; Ahn, Yong-Woo ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 37, issue 4, 2012, Pages 195~203
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2012.37.4.195
Recurrent aphthous ulcer(RAU) is the most frequent form of oral ulceration with a prevalence in the general population ranging between 5% and 60%. The peak age of onset is between 10 and 19 years of age, and it can persist into adulthood and throughout the patient's lifespan, with no gender predilection. The disease is characterized clinically into three types: minor aphthous ulcer, major aphthous ulcer and herpeticform ulcers. The cause of RAU is unknown and thought to be multifactorial with many triggers or precipitating factors that include familial tendency or genetic predisposition, allergy, medications, hormones, stress or anxiety, and immunologic abnormalities. The need for consideration of psychological factors in the pathogenesis of oral disease has been increasingly acknowledged over the last decades and many studies have highlighted the psycho-social impact of oral conditions. In this study, we tried to evaluate the influence of emotional stress in RAU. There were thirty patients with a clinical diagnosis of RAU and other subjects who did not show any signs of systemic disorders include RAU. They are evaluated by using modified Holmes and Rahe's Social Readjustment Rating Scale (SRRS). As a result, a significantly higher level of stress was found in the RAU patients than the control group. Therefore it can be concluded that psychological stressors play an important role in the RAU.
Acute Occlusal Change Following Acute Anterior Disc Displacement without Reduction: A Case Report
Jung, Jae-Kwang ; Hur, Yun-Kyung ; Choi, Jae-Kap ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 37, issue 4, 2012, Pages 205~211
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2012.37.4.205
A 35 year-old female presented with the complaint of sudden occurrence of bite change and concurrent opening limitation, as well as pain in the right temporomandibular joint (TMJ) during mouth opening. From her history it was revealed that she had simple clicking of right TMJ for several years before onset of these symptoms, and that the clicking sound subsided recently after development of opening limitation. On clinical examination, anterior open bite, midline shift of the mandible to right, and premature contacts on left posterior teeth were observed. Maximum mouth opening and lateral movement to left were also restricted. On magnetic resonance images, the right TMJ showed anterior disc displacement without reduction and the posterior joint space is greatly collapsed by retrusion of the condyle. It was thought that the sudden occurrence of occlusal change would be resulted from abrupt displacement of the mandible associated with development of the anterior disc displacement without reduction. The stabilization appliance traction therapy was performed initially for first 3 months along with physical and pharmacologic therapy. However, the anterior open bite and opening limitation didn't resolve and the position of mandible still remained altered. So the stabilization appliance was changed to intermaxillary traction device. Then the mandible returned progressively to normal position and the occlusion became more stable and comfortable. After 5 months of intermaxillary traction therapy, the anterior open bite was dissolved completely and the occlusion became stabilized satisfactorily along with recovery of normal mouth opening range. On post-treatment magnetic resonance image, remodeling of condylar head was observed.
Antisnoring Effects of Adjustable Anterior Positioner: Case Study
Kim, Ki-Suk ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 37, issue 4, 2012, Pages 213~219
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2012.37.4.213
Oral appliances are a primary treatment option for snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and are considered as an alternative for patients with severe OSA who have failed continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or upper airway surgery. But it is true that OAs have varying degrees of effectiveness depending on different oral appliances and the efficacy of OAs are established in some but not all patients. New oral appliance, which is one of Adjustable Anterior Positioners, was developed by Dept of Oral Medicine, Dental School, Dankook University. This is a report for treating severe OSA patient with a failure of previous uvulopalatopharyngoplasty using a new Adjustable Anterior Positioner, followed by significant success of controlling OSA.
Effect of Temporary Anterior Positioning Splint Using Putty Impression Material on Acute Closed Lock
Song, Ji-Hee ; Kim, Ji-Hyun ; Kwon, Jeong-Seung ; Ahn, Hyung-Joon ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 37, issue 4, 2012, Pages 221~225
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2012.37.4.221
Disc dislocation without reduction, as known as closed lock, is a clinical condition in which the disc is dislocated from the condyle and does not return to normal position during condylar movement When the condition of disc dislocation without reduction is acute, the initial therapy should include an attempt to reduce or recapture the disc by manual manipulation. When patients report a history of being locked for 1 week or less, manual manipulation is usually successful. In patients with a longer history, success rate tends to decrease rapidly. If the disc has been successfully recaptured, placing an anterior positioning appliance is recommended to prevent clenching on the posterior teeth, which would likely redislocated the disc. But it is hard to make an appliance immediately in the clinic because it takes too much time. And making an appliance using self-curing acrylic resin is not very popular because of its discomfort by odor and working time. Also, if the patient has resin allergy or is under orthodontic treatment, or if it is impossible to control behavior of the patient, it has been restricted to make an appliance immediately. Therefore, to supplement this disadvantages, we tried to confirm about successful short term use of temporary anterior positioning splint made by using putty impression material after manual manipulation in this study.
Localized Myositis Ossificans of the Temporal and Lateral Pterygoid Muscles- A Case Report for Open Limitation
Han, Won-Jeong ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 37, issue 4, 2012, Pages 227~231
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2012.37.4.227
Localized myositis ossificans is a disease with the main feature of formation of heterotropic bone and fibrous tissue involving muscle. It also called traumatic myositis ossificans. Myositis ossificans is likely to occur in the femoral region or brachium but, rarely in the head and neck including the masticatory muscles. It arises from traumatic episodes caused by prolonged mouth opening, surgical procedure, local anesthesia injection. The main clinical feature is the mouth open limitation. The diagnosis of myositis ossificans is usually based on the patient's history, clinical symptoms and on imaging finding. We present the case of patient with localized myositis ossificans of the temporal and lateral pterygoid muscles.
Comparison of Myogenous and Arthrogenous Pain Patients of Temporomandibular Disorders using Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders
Park, Joo Sun ; Kim, Dong Hee ; Chung, Jin Woo ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 37, issue 4, 2012, Pages 233~242
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2012.37.4.233
The purposes of this study were to compare psychological profiles, to investigate the differences in the clinical characteristics, and to compare treatment outcomes between myogenous pain and arthrogenous pain subgroups of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) based on Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular disorders (RDC/TMD). Two hundred and fifty two patients diagnosed as TMD were divided into three groups based on the RDC/TMD axis I diagnostic guidelines; myogenous pain group, arthrogenous pain group, and mixed pain (both myogenous pain and arthrogenous pain) group. RDC/TMD history questionnaire was administered to each patient and depression, somatization, jaw disability, pain intensity, disability days, and graded chronic pain scale were analyzed. Bruxism, clenching, insomnia, headache, and unilateral chewing were assessed in a standardized TMD dysfunction questionnaire and the duration of onset, chronicity of pain, treatment period, the effectiveness of the treatment, and improvement of symptoms also analyzed. Myogenous pain group had higher depression (p=0.002), and somatization scales (p<0.001) than the arthrogenous pain group. Mixed pain group showed higher pain intensity (p=0.008), disability days (p<0.001), graded chronic pain scale (p=0.005), somatization (p<0.001), and depression scores (p=0.002) than the arthrogenous pain group. Jaw disability did not show any significant differences among the three groups (p=0.058). Arthrogenous pain group reported more limitation of mouth opening than myogenous pain group (p=0.007). Duration of onset showed that the arthrogenous pain group had lowest prevalence of chronicity among three groups (p=0.002). Mixed pain group patients showed lowest symptom improvements among three groups (p=0.007). Multiple linear regression analysis results showed that the treatment effectiveness was significantly associated with somatization score (
A Pilot Study for Thermal Threshold Test of Trigeminal Nerve Injuries
Kim, Mee-Eun ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 37, issue 4, 2012, Pages 243~250
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2012.37.4.243
Trigeminal nerve injuries due to invasive dental procedures such as implant surgery and extraction is one of the most serious issues in dentistry and may provoke medico-legal problems. Thus, for objective and reliable assessment of nerve injury, a need of QST (quantitative sensory testing) is emphasized and thermal threshold test is an essential part of QST, reported to have acceptable reliability in the orofacial region. This pilot study aimed to evaluate thermal thresholds for limited cases of trigeminal nerve injures. The study investigated 18 clinical cases with trigeminal nerve injuries who visited Department of Oral Medicine, Dankook Univeristy Dental Hospital during the period from May 2011 to Oct 2012. Thermal thresholds was measured by Thermal Sensory Analyzer, TSA-II (Medoc, Israel). Their CDT(cold detection threshold) was significantly decreased in the affected sides compared to the unaffected sides. Other parameters such as WDT(warm detection threshold), CPT(cold pain threshold) and HPT(heat pain threshold) did not show statistical difference between the affected and unaffected sides. Further researches are required to compare thermal thresholds relative to types of nerve deficits such as thermal hyper- or hypoesthesia and hyper- or hypoalgesia for larger sample.
Use of Mouthguard for Prevention of Oral and Maxillofacial Injury
Shim, Young-Joo ; Kang, Jin-Kyu ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 37, issue 4, 2012, Pages 251~256
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2012.37.4.251
With today's heightened interest in quality of life, leisure and sports activities were popular in the general public. Accordingly, the incidence of oral and maxillofacial injury are also rising. Use of a mouth protector to prevent the trauma of the oral and maxillofacial region is growing in importance, and among the mouth protector the mouthguard is the most commonly used. Mouthguard has been suggested to protect injuries by (1) preventing tooth injuries by absorbing and deflecting blows to the teeth; (2) shielding the lips, tongue, and gingival tissues from laceration; (3) preventing opposing teeth from coming into violent contact; (4) providing the mandible with resilient support, which absorbs an impact that might fracture the unsupported angle or condyle of the mandible; (5) preventing neck and cerebral brain injuries. Although mouthguard is effective for prevention of oral and maxillofacial injury, it is not widespread to athletes or general public and they are lack of awareness about the importance of mouthguard. We present the types and materials of mouthguard, things to consider when mouthguard fabrication, and the usage. This should be helpful in awareness about the importance and popularization of mouthguard.