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Occlusal Adjustment Summary

Description: Selective grinding of occlusal surfaces of the teeth in an effort to eliminate premature contacts and occlusal interferences; to establish optimal masticatory effectiveness, stable occlusal relationships, direction of main occlusal forces, and efficient multidirectional patterns, to improve functional relations and to induce physiologic stimulation of the masticatory system; to eliminate occlusal trauma; to eliminate abnormal muscle tension; to aid in the stabilization of orthodontic results; to treat periodontal and temporomandibular joint problems; and in restorative procedures. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)

Also Known As: Adjustment, Occlusal; Adjustments, Occlusal; Equilibrations, Occlusal; Occlusal Adjustments; Occlusal Equilibration

Networked: 100 relevant articles (7 outcomes, 16 trials/studies) for this Therapy

Key Diseases for which Occlusal Adjustment is Relevant

  1. Pain (Aches) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 18 results
  2. Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 12 results
  3. Headache (Headaches) : 1 outcome 1 study in 6 results
  4. Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome (Syndrome, TMJ) : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result
  5. Arthritis (Polyarthritis) : 1 outcome in 1 result
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Drugs Related to Occlusal Adjustment

  1. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids)
  2. Collagenases (Collagenase)
  3. Oxygen
  4. Local Anesthetics
  5. Analgesics (Analgesic Drugs)
  6. dimemorfan (AT 17)

Therapies Related to Occlusal Adjustment

  1. Occlusal Splints
  2. Intra-Articular Injections
  3. Bite Force (Occlusal Forces)
  4. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
  5. Dental Occlusion
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