Occlusal Factors associated with Temporomandibular Disorder based on a Prospective Cohort Study of Young Adults

Masatoshi Kawan, Masanori Fujisawa
2006 Prosthodontic Research & Practice  
In this prospective cohort study, mandibular movement analysis was conducted together with clinical examinations to determine the intrinsic occlusal factors that might contribute to the development of TMD. Since mandibular movement analysis has never been conducted previously in this type of cohort study, our results highlight the important implications of occlusal factors potentially associated with TMD. Abstract Purpose: To determine the relationship between temporomandibular disorders (TMD)
more » ... nd the occlusal contact pattern, we conducted occlusal analysis in a prospective cohort study. Conclusion: Since the group showing the working side molar guided occlusion pattern showed a high risk of future development of TMJ click and/or pain, lateral excursion guidance may be a contributing factor for the development of TMD.
doi:10.2186/prp.5.72 fatcat:5xbx3siou5aihns3oqlcodglsa