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Recovery from Acute Malocclusion in Temporomandibular Disorders with Stabilization Splint: Case Report

  • Kim, Ji-Rak (Department of Dentistry and Oral Medicine, School of Medicine, Daegu Catholic University)
  • Received : 2021.03.01
  • Accepted : 2021.03.15
  • Published : 2021.03.30

Abstract

Various conditions such as pain or effusion of temporomandibular joint, degenerative condylar resorption, and articular disc displacement can be a cause of malocclusion. However, the reasons of occlusal changes are ambiguous in some patients. Unexpected occlusal change in patients with or without temporomandibular disorder (TMD) symptom was mostly caused by masticatory muscular disorders. This article reports two cases of recovery of occlusal relationship in TMDs patients after stabilization splint therapy. Stabilization splint therapy could be useful in certain conditions of occlusal changes in TMD.

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