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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32-34

A device for diagnosing role of occlusion in myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome

Department of Prosthodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, GHATI Aurangabad, India

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S S Dahiwale
Department of Prosthodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, Ghati Aurangabad
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-4052.32515

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Myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome is the most common temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). It is a stress-related disorder and its incidence is on the rise in this present day stressful lifestyle. Temporomandibular joint kinematics requires strict harmony between the dentition and the muscle action for normal functioning of the masticatory apparatus to take place. An accurate diagnosis is the first step in the management of any TMDs and this process cannot be abridged. This paper highlights an easy method of designing and functioning of a device can be used for diagnosing the relationship of the noxious occlusion to tenderness in the lateral pterygoid muscle and other muscles of the mastication. Along with this it can be used to relieve the ischemic muscle tenderness, may be used as a positioning device for the registrations of physiologic interocclusal relations and to help eliminate the dysfunctional articular clicks.

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