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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 39, Issue 4 - Dec 2014
Volume 39, Issue 3 - Sep 2014
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Volume 39, Issue 1 - Mar 2014
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The Clinical and Radiographic Features of Patients with Temporomandibular Joint Osteoarthritis: Comparison of Adolescents and Middle-Old Aged Koreans
Kim, Jin-Hwa ; Ok, Soo-Min ; Heo, Jun-Young ; Kim, Kyung-Hee ; Jeong, Sung-Hee ; Ahn, Yong-Woo ; Ko, Myung-Yun ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 39, issue 1, 2014, Pages 2~9
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2014.39.1.2
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical and radiographic features of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) osteoarthritis (OA) between adolescents and middle-old aged patients. Methods: The subjects were chosen among the patients who presented to the Department of Oral Medicine of Pusan National University Hospital and were diagnosed with TMJ OA by clinical exam, X-ray and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) from 2010 to 2011. We investigated 93 adolescent patients (12-19 years) and 53 middle-old aged (>45 years) patients who observed the erosive bony changes in TMJ. CBCT scans were retaken at intervals at an average of 8 months. Results: The adolescent patients showed unilateral degenerative changes more often, and the middle-old aged patients showed degenerative changes more frequently on both sides. The transition of bone changes to the improved group occurred most commonly in both the adolescent and middle-old aged patients. The adolescent patients were more likely to improve than middle-old aged patients. In the adolescent patients, loss of erosion and subjective symptoms occurred in shorter periods than in the middle-old aged patients. In the adolescent patients, the transition of erosion was distributed into proliferative, normal, and shortening in order. In the middle-old aged patients, the transition of erosion was distributed into shortening, proliferative, and normal in order. Conclusions: The clinical and radiographic features of TMJ OA are a significantly different between the adolescent and middle-old aged patients. Moreover, the difference by age of the adaptive and regenerative capacity of TMJ affects the prognosis of TMJ OA and adolescent patients have a better prognosis after treatment.
Evaluation of Gustatory Function in Patients with Sleep Disordered Breathing
Ahn, Jong-Mo ; Bae, Kook-Jin ; Yoon, Chang-Lyuk ; Ryu, Ji-Won ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 39, issue 1, 2014, Pages 10~14
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2014.39.1.10
Purpose: The aim of this study is to evaluate the difference between gustatory functions in a sleep disordered breathing (SDB) group and a control group. The pathogenesis of SDB has not been fully understood. Though the precise contributions of neuromuscular and anatomical factors on SDB pathogenesis are still debated, we hypothesized that the gustatory dysfunction could be predisposed to SDB. Methods: All patients were diagnosed as SDB by polysomnography (PSG). On the basis of PSG results, patients were divided into 3 groups: snoring, mixed, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The control group comprised healthy volunteers who were the same age as those of the SDB group and whose breathing was verified as normal using a portable sleep monitor device. The patient group and the control group were evaluated for gustatory functions with an electrogustometry (EGM). The electrical taste thresholds were measured in the anterior, midlateral, and posterior sides of the tongue and soft palatal regions, both sides. To find out the difference in EGM scores, statistical analysis was performed using the Kruskal-wallis and Mann-Whitney U test with 95% confidence interval and p<0.05 significance level. Results: The patients with SDB had higher EGM scores than the control group at all spots tested, except for the right midlateral of the tongue, and there was a statistical significance in the comparison between the control group and the divided SDB groups, respectively. Among the divided SDB groups, the snoring group had the most significant differences in the number of the measured spots, but there was no difference among the snoring, mixed, and OSA groups. Conclusions: These results may suggest that neurologic alterations with sleep disordered breathing could be associated with gustatory dysfunction. In the future, further systemic studies will be needed to confirm this study.
Oral Hygiene Controllability and Personality Type Test (MBTI)
Park, Hye Sook ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 39, issue 1, 2014, Pages 15~21
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2014.39.1.15
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between personality type and oral hygiene controllability. Methods: Four hundred eighty-two college students in Gyeonggi-do completed the Myers-Briggs type indicator (MBTI) and a questionnaire and collected data were analyzed by SAS 9.2 program. Results: Compared to extroverted subjects, a significantly increased percentage of introverted subjects demonstrated oral malodor and stress (p<0.05). Tongue coating and stress seemed to occur the most frequently in intuition-feeling (NF) type, while oral malodor seemed to occur the most frequently in sensation-feeling (SF) type among four fuctional types. Tongue coating and stress seemed to occur the most frequently in NF type, while oral malodor seemed to occur the most frequently in sensation-perceiving (SP) type among four temperaments. Significantly increased mean scales of tongue scraping index and oral hygiene controllability index were found for extroverts (p<0.05). Mean scales of tooth brushing index and oral hygiene controllability index appeared to be the highest in NF type among four fuctional types. Mean scales of tongue scraping index and oral hygiene controllability index appeared to be the highest in sensation-judging (SJ) type among four temperaments. Conclusions: Oral hygiene controllability was associated with personality type and it is necessary to develop oral health education program considering personality type.
Synovial Chondromatosis in Temporomandibular Joint
Chung, A-Young ; Hong, Jung-Hun ; Kwon, Jeong-Seung ; Ahn, Hyung-Joon ; Choi, Jong-Hoon ; Kim, Seong-Taek ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 39, issue 1, 2014, Pages 22~25
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2014.39.1.22
Synovial chondromatosis (SC) in temporomandibular joint is a rare benign disorder characterized by cartilaginous metaplasia of the mesenchymal remnants of the synovial tissue. The etiology of the disease is unclear but may be associated with trauma, overuse, local infection, and embryologic disturbance. SC does not spontaneously resolve and respond to nonsurgical treatment. SC should be differentially diagnosed with other temporomandibular joint disorders such as arthralgia or osteoarthritis because surgery should be done for managing it. However, primary diagnosis of SC is not easy because of nonspecific symptoms and signs. For the patients with unsuccessful conservative treatment response, especially accompanied by crepitus, preauricular swelling or posterior open bite, computed tomography/cone-beam computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging should to be performed to exclude SC. We discussed the importance of the early diagnosis and surgical treatment of SC from this case.
Nasopharyngeal Cancer with Temporomandibular Disorder and Neurologic Symptom: A Case Report
Hong, Jung-Hun ; Kwon, Jeong-Seung ; Ahn, Hyung-Joon ; Kim, Seong-Taek ; Choi, Jong-Hoon ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 39, issue 1, 2014, Pages 26~28
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2014.39.1.26
Nasopharyngeal cancer is malignant tumor of nasopharyngeal area that is characterized of lymphadenopathy, pain, otitis media, hearing loss and cranial nerve palsy and may present symptoms similar to temporomandibular disorder such as facial pain and trismus. In this case, the patient with symptoms similar to temporomandibular disorder after surgery for otitis media presented with facial paresthesia and masticatory muscle weakness. Examinaion of trigemimal nerve was shown sensory and motor abnormaility. The patient was referred to a neurologist. Nasopharyngeal cancer was suspected on computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging and was confirmed by biopsy. If the patient presenting with paresthesia and muscle weakness the cranial nerve examination should be performed regardless of typical temporomandibular disorder symptom. The neurologic symptom can be caused by neoplasm such as brain tumor and nasopharyngeal cancer. Nasopharyngeal cancer on rosenmuller fossa can develop otitis media. Therefore, the patient with otitis media history should be consulted to otorhinolaryngologist to examin the nasopharyngeal area.
Mucormycosis: A Case Report and Review of Literature
Lee, Guem-Sug ; Lee, Kyung-Hwa ; Kim, Byung-Gook ; Im, Yeong-Gwan ;
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain, volume 39, issue 1, 2014, Pages 29~33
DOI : 10.14476/jomp.2014.39.1.29
Mucormycosis is a rare but fatal fungal infection with low survival rate in immune-compromised patients. It is caused by a fungus belonging to the Mucoraceae family of the Zygomycetes class. Mucormycosis is classified as rhino-orbital-cerebral, pulmonary, cutaneous, gastrointestinal, disseminated, and miscellaneous types according to its clinical manifestations. Early diagnosis and treatment along with correction of the underlying medical condition is important for favorable results. This case presentation describes mucormycosis involving the anterior maxillary region in a leukemic patient with prolonged neutropenia. The patient benefited from a timely biopsy and immediate treatment with amphotericin B, and was successfully managed with an interdisciplinary team approach consisting of dental and several medical specialists.