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Laser Application for Treatment of the Hairy Tongue
Jung, Da-Woon ; Cho, Eunae ; Ahn, Hyung-Joon ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 38, issue 2, 2013, Pages 97~101
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2013.38.2.097
Hairy tongue is a disease caused by hypertrophy of filiform papillae on the tongue dorsum. Clinically, it occurs on the posterior 1/3 of the tongue dorsum and is rarely observed on the lateral and tip of the tongue. Several types of colored pigmentation from white to brown and black appear depending on the ingested food and the existing pigmentation inducing bacteria. Although clinically asymptomatic, patients will visit the clinic for esthetic problems and at rare intervals experience nausea, halitosis, dysgeusia and unpleasant sensation. The exact etiology is yet not known but causes such as inappropriate oral hygiene control, a shift in oral bacterium, infection, radiotherapy, use of antibacterial drugs or immunosuppressants, excessive smoking or alcohol drinking and decrease of salivary flow rate may be a factor of the disease. Clinical symptoms are quite typical and diagnosis may be made simply by observation, not necessarily biopsy. Treatment of hairy tongue is done by eliminating the etiology factors, brushing the tongue gently with a tongue cleaner and in some cases using keratolytic agent. Although it is rare to treat hairy tongue surgically, we will introduce a case successfully treated using carbondioxide laser(
laser), after no sufficient improvement had been made by conservative treatment.
Pachyonychia congenita of the oral mucosa
Shim, Young-Joo ; Yoon, Jung-Hoon ; Kang, Jin-Kyu ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 38, issue 2, 2013, Pages 103~108
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2013.38.2.103
Pachyonychia congenita is a very rare group of an autosomal dominant genodermatosis caused by heterozygous mutations in the keratin genes. The clinical findings affect nail and toenails, soles, and oral mucosa, etc. The main symptoms include nail and toenail dystrophy, hyperkeratosis of hands and feet, follicular hyperkeratosis, oral leukokeratosis. Many therapeutic modalities have been used to treat skin lesion, including surgical and mechanical procedures, chemical agents, medications. Oral lesions but not usually require treatment, if the patient`s discomfort occurs, symptomatic therapy is performed. In the patients accompanied by oral and skin lesions, clinician have to observe specific manifestations with dystrophy of the fingernails and toenails, plantar hyperkeratosis, oral leukokeratosis and tissue biopsy is required for diagnosis confirmed.
Chemical burns of the oral mucosa caused by Policresulen: report of a case
Jung, Jung-Woo ; Byun, Jin-Seok ; Jung, Jae-Kwang ; Choi, Jae-Kap ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 38, issue 2, 2013, Pages 109~114
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2013.38.2.109
Chemical burn on the oral mucosa is caused by contact with various chemical products and manifests with localized mucositis, keratotic white lesions, bleeding, and painful tissue surface due to the coagulation of the tissue. Policresulen (
) is a topical antiseptic, commonly used over-the-counter drug for vaginitis, thrush and stomatitis. This drug is highly acidic with pH 0.6, and can act as a strong corrosive agent to oral mucosa. When inadvertently used in oral cavity, it may cause chemical burns of oral mucosa, resulting necrosis and bleeding surface resembling to erythema multifome. A 56 years old female patient presented with the chief complaints of painful ulcerations on the tongue, the upper and lower lips. On intraoral examination, an erythromatous, erosive or ulcerative surface covered with inflammatory exudates or bleeding crust is observed on the anterior half of the tongue and the upper and lower lips. She has occasionally applied the policresulen solution topically on the tongue to relieve pain from recurrent focal glossitis for about 10 years. In this time she applied it broadly and repeatedly to the tongue, the upper and lower lips for the purpose of pain relief by herself without instruction by physician or dentist. After cessation of policresulen application, the oral mucosa was rapidly recovered with use of topical steroids. In 2 weeks the lesions subsided completely. In summary, inadvertent use of
on oral mucosa may result in chemical burn, causing mucosal erosion, ulceration and inflammation. It can be recovered by topical use of corticosteroid for 2 weeks after cessation of using
Vascular leiomyoma of the palate
Kang, Jin-Kyu ; Yoon, Jung-Hoon ; Shim, Young-Joo ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 38, issue 2, 2013, Pages 115~119
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2013.38.2.115
Leiomyoma is benign neoplasm of smooth muscle, but it is rare in the oral cavity. The most common type of leiomyoma in the oral cavity is vascular leiomyoma. Clinically, vascular leiomyoma usually grows slowly and is generally a small, painless, sessile, firm and superficial nodule like lesion, and the length of time before patients seek medical attention may span months to years. The diagnosis of oral leiomyoma is possible with only histological studies with special stains because there are no specific clinical and radiological signs. We experienced a 53-year-old woman with palatal mass. She underwent surgical excision and the final pathological result confirmed it to be vascular leiomyoma. We report this case with a review of the related literatures.
The Effects of Repeated Restraint Stress on the Rat Parotid Glands, Ultramicroscopical and Histochemical Study
Yoon, In-Jong ; Kang, Soo-Kyung ; Auh, Q-Schick ; Chun, Yang-Hyun ; Hong, Jung-Pyo ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 38, issue 2, 2013, Pages 121~136
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2013.38.2.121
It has been known that saliva may affect the most of oral diseases. On the contrary, several systemic conditions may affect salivary flow and cause oral dryness and psychosocial stress especially may a crucial role in the etiology of hyposalivation and oral dryness. Many studies have focused on macroscopic effects of the stress on the salivary glands by autonomic response, but on the other hand it has hardly been reported on cellular microscopic effects of the stress on the salivary glands. Therefore, this study was performed to examine clusterin, a antiapoptotic and cytoprotective protein, in the parotid glands under restraint stress condition. For this study, 18 rats were divided into 3 groups; 1) 2 rats of group I were selected as a normal control. 2) 2 rats of group II, as a experimental control were placed in the restraint cone for 2 hours 3) 14 rats of group III were placed in the restraint cone for 2 hours once a day. The rats were sacrificed immediately(group II, as a experimental control), 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 days after application of the stress and the both parotid glands were excised. Immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy were performed. The finding were as follows: 1. In parotid glands, repeated stress denaturalize the acinar cells, interacinous tissues and interacinous connective tissues were separated to individual acinar cells. After 4 days of experiment, there were lots of vacuoles and intercalated ducts. 2. In parotid glands, repeated stress make the rER which is in acinar cells swollen after 3 days of experiment and it was intensified to 4 days. After 5 days of experiment the edema got worse and degenerated. 3. In parotid glands, clusterin was reduced in ductal cell cytoplasm but in intercalated duct clusterin was slightly stained until 3 days prominently increased until 4 days and then decreased again after 5 days of experiment.
The Analysis and Study of First Visit Outpatients in Oral Medicine
Ko, Myung-Yun ; Heo, Jun-Young ; Ok, Su-Min ; Kim, Kyung-Hee ; Jeong, Sung-Hee ; Ahn, Yong-Woo ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 38, issue 2, 2013, Pages 137~142
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2013.38.2.137
Oral Medicine includes temporomandibular disorder, orofacial pains such as neuropathic pain, soft tissue diseases, halitosis, laser treatment, snoring, sleep apnea and identification through forensic dentistry etc. Such diseases are relatively common and cause great inconvenience and pain to the patients, as well as incur fatal health scare at times. In terms of oral medicine, the number of orofacial patients is growing due to a change in the life style and an increased stress as time goes in contemporary society and the demand of areas requiring oral medical professionalism, such as soft tissue lesions, snoring and sleep apnea, forensic dentistry evaluation and others are rapidly ascending. Consequently, among the areas in dental science, the calls for the expertism in oral medicine and its role are mounting. Analyzing the distribution according to disease entity, symptoms, duration of disease, and the prehistory courses of new patients visiting the department of oral medicine in a year provides information of the role and the relative importance of oral medicine in prospect and enables effective diagnosis and treatments for the patients. Therefore, in the present study, by analyzing new patients visiting the oral medicine clinic in our dental hospital for a year and by evaluating the role and the professionalism in future oral medicine, the authors concluded the followings: 1. It was founded that new patients to oral medicine mainly had temporomandibular disorders, soft tissue diseases, and neuropathic pains. 2. The number of patients with temporomandibular disorder appeared to be the highest percentage and the order within this was the patients with combined disorders, muscle disorder, and internal derangement of joint disc. 3. The number of patients with xerostomia appeared to be the highest percentage within soft tissue disease, followed by lichen planus and recurrent apthous ulcers. 4. The number of patients with burning mouth syndrome appeared to be the highest percentage within neuropathic pain.
Temporomandibular Disorder Caused by Periapical Abscess of Third Molar
Cho, Eunae ; Kwon, Jeong-Seung ; Ahn, Hyung-Joon ; Kim, Seong-Taek ; Choi, Jong-Hoon ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 38, issue 2, 2013, Pages 143~147
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2013.38.2.143
Mouth opening limitation is generally caused by masticatory muscle or temporomandibular joint pain, disc dislocation without reduction, adhesion or ankylosis of the temporomandibular joint, and muscle contracture. But otorhinolaryngologic disease, neurologic and vascular disease, tumor, inflammation and infection may cause pain and mouth opening limitation which mimics temporomandibular disorders. Re-evaluation for possibilities of inflammation, infection and tumor should be in cases that do not show symptom improvement or appear with continuous aggravation despite of proper treatment. In this case, we report of medial pterygoid muscle pain and mouth opening limitation caused by periapical abscess of third molar spread to the pterygomandibular space.
Relationship between Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and Horizontal Morphology of Lateral Pterygoid Muscle
Jung, Jae-Kwang ; Kwon, Choonik ; Byun, Jin-Seok ; Choi, Jae-Kap ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 38, issue 2, 2013, Pages 149~159
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2013.38.2.149
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between horizontal morphology of lateral pterygoid muscle and onset of temporomandibular joint disorders. Randomly selected 150 subjects, assigned with equal number in terms of gender and age group, were included. The axial and sagittal images in their magnetic resonance images of the temporomandibular joints were used to measure the morphologic characteristics of lateral pterygoid muscles and temporomandibular joints. The measurement variables were maximal horizontal width and insertion angle to the condyle, position of the articular disc, condylar deformity, and joint effusion. In addition, presence or absence of the temporomandibular joint pain was examined through history and palpation of the joints. The relationships among measurement variables were analyzed and the results were as follow. The insertion angle of the lateral pterygoid muscle to the condyle was higher in the joint of anterior disc displacement without reduction than that in the joint of normal disc position. In addition, the maximal horizontal width of the lateral pterygoid muscle was significantly increased in joints with pain than those without pain. Also, the insertion angle was significantly higher in younger age group and the maximal width was significantly greater in male than in female. These results suggest that high insertion angle of lateral pterygoid muscle might be an important anatomic predisposing factor for anterior disc displacement in temporomandibular joint and muscular activity of lateral pterygoid muscle might be affected by preauricular pain. In conclusion, there might be a bi-directional interaction between lateral pterygoid muscle and joint in the progression of anterior disc displacement in temporomandibular joint.
Effect of Peripheral Opioid Receptor on Masticatory Muscle Pain Control
Ko, Seok-Ho ; Kang, Soo-Kyung ; Auh, Q-Schick ; Kim, Eun-Cheol ; Hong, Jung-Pyo ; Chun, Yang-Hyun ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 38, issue 2, 2013, Pages 161~174
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2013.38.2.161
This study was designed to evaluate the pain control effect by morphine injection to masticatory muscle pain patients. Patients with masticatory muscle pain visited the Department of Oral Medicine, Kyung Hee University Dental Hospital were recruited to this study and diagnosed by RDC/TMD. Experimental group were divided into four group; saline injection group (n
Clinical Assessment of Patients with Mandibular Condyle hypoplasia
Yi, Young-Chul ; Cho, Bong-Hae ; Ok, Soo-Min ; Heo, Jun-Young ; Kim, Kyung-Hee ; Ahn, Young-Woo ; Ko, Myung-Yun ; Jeong, Sung-Hee ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 38, issue 2, 2013, Pages 175~185
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2013.38.2.175
Objective : Condyle hypoplasia in temporomandibular joint(TMJ) is often observed in several radiographic views. Mandibular Condyle hypoplasia is frequently confused with osteoarthritis with bony changes in TMJ. This paper investigated clinical characteristics of mandibular condyle hypoplasia as compared with TMJ osteoarthritis. Material and method : 276 patients with TMD were taken clinical and radiological examination and were divided into study group, 189 patients diagnosed with mandibular condyle hypoplasia, and control group, 87 patients diagnosed with TMJ osteoarthritis. And clinical features(Onset, Overjet, Overbite, Noise, Locking, NAS of noise, LOM, pain, MCO, and site of diagnosis and pain)of the two groups were compared. Results : 1. Mandibular condyle hypoplasia and TMJ osteoarthritis were similar in many of the clinical features. 2. Mandibular condyle hypoplasia concordance rates of the radiographic diagnosis site and the pain site was significantly lower than TMJ osteoarthritis. 3. Bilateral mandibular condyle hypoplasia group had more occlusal discomfort, and clenching habits than unilateral mandibular condyle hypoplasia group. 4. Unilateral mandibular condyle hypoplasia group had more unilateral chewing habits and LOM than unilateral TMJ osteoarthritis group. Unilateral TMJ osteoarthritis group had more morning stiffness and higher concordance rates of the radiographic diagnosis site and the click sound site than unilateral mandibular condyle hypoplasia group. 5. Bilateral mandibular condyle hypoplasia group had more usual headaches and overjet than bilateral TMJ osteoarthritis group. Conclusion : Mandibular condyle hypoplasia has somewhat distinguishing clinical characteristics as compared with TMJ osteoarthritis.
Cyber Leisure Activities and Physical Activities in Adolescents with Temporomandibular Disorder
Kim, Byeong-Soo ; Heo, Jun-Young ; Ok, Soo-Min ; Kim, Kyung-Hee ; Jeong, Sung-Hee ; Ko, Myung-Yun ; Ahn, Yong-Woo ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 38, issue 2, 2013, Pages 187~201
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2013.38.2.187
The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between the symptoms and adolescents TMD patient`s personal characteristics, physical activity, and cyber leisure activity. We investigated 219 adolescents patients aged 11 to 19 who visited the Department of Oral Medicine in Pusan National University Dental Hospital and 90 control group, personal characteristics, physical activity, cyber leisure activities, and the relationship of the TMD symptoms, and the following results were obtained. TMD group compared to the control group, the sleep quality was lower, cyber-leisure time is longer and more frequent. In TMD group, the shorter sleep time was, first visit NAS was higher. The more stress was, physical activity was less. The more TMD symptoms were severe, cyber-leisure time was shorter.
Treatment Outcome of Mandibular Advancement Device in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients- Polysomnographic and Cephalometric analyses
Chung, Jin-Woo ; Kim, Ebee ; Kim, Sung-Hun ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 38, issue 2, 2013, Pages 203~213
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2013.38.2.203
Objecives : The purpose of the study was to evaluate treatment outcome of mandibular advancement device(MAD) in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients using full night polysomnography and cephalometry. Methods : Twenty-seven OSA patients were confirmed by full night, lab-attended polysomnography. Cephalometric examinations were conducted to obtain SNA, ANB,
, AH-C3, SPT, PNS-U, NAS, SOAS, MOAS, and HAS. Mandibular advancement devices (MADs) were fabricated and delivered for all subjects. After acclimation period of MAD, the second polysomnographic examinations were conducted in the same manner. Polysomnographic variables were compared between before and after MAD placement. Also, correlation coefficients were calculated between apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) and each item of cephalometric parameters. Results : There were significant improvements in total AHI, lowest
, and total arousal index after MAD therapy. Also, there were significant improvements in NREM
and NREM AHI, but not in REM
and REM AHI with MAD. Stratifying the sleep stage, there were significant decrease in stage I and significant increases in stage II and REM, but change in stage III was not significant. SNA and SOAS were significantly correlated with total AHI and NAS was significantly correlated with supine AHI. ANB was significantly associate with the effect of MAD. Conclusions : MAD is an effective treatment in OSA patients comparing polysomnographic variables before and after treatment. Cephalometric examination can be useful to evaluate OSA patients and predict treatment outcome of MAD.
Descending Controls: The Self-Regulation of Chronic Pain
Kim, Min-Jae ; Kang, Soo-Kyung ; Chun, Yang-Hyun ; Hong, Jung-Pyo ; Auh, Q-Schick ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 38, issue 2, 2013, Pages 215~219
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2013.38.2.215
The descending control system is composed of a group of structures in the midbrain, medulla oblongata and pons that form a network of descending inhibitory projections. In the clinical setting, it has been shown that the application of a electrical counterirritant to these structures and diminishes the pain in patients. Thus, depression and anxiety have been shown to predict the development of chronic neuropathic pain state. These factors could influence pain might also involve descending controls. Interestingly, reduced descending controls are seen in patients with irritable bowel syndrome and theses patients had greater anxiety, depression compared to controls. And, the influence of anxiety on the chronicity of pain and on the descending control pathways should be tested in animal models, using modern techniques. Given this Knowledge, it is no wonder that pain is a highly personal experience that is susceptible to a variety of biologic, pharmacologic, and environmental influences.