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Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2018 Aug;30(3):257-264. doi: 10.1016/j.coms.2018.04.002. Epub 2018 May 30.

Occlusal Equilibration for the Management of Temporomandibular Disorders.

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Department of Medical Biotechnologies, School of Dental Medicine, University of Siena, Strada delle Scotte 4, 53100 Siena, Italy. Electronic address: daniele.manfredini@tin.it.

Abstract

The concept of equilibrating the occlusion to treat and/or to prevent temporomandibular disorders found its background in the old precepts of gnathology, but an assessment of the available literature as well as an appraisal of its biological rationale suggests that it is not recommended for routine use.

KEYWORDS:

Gnathology; Occlusal adjustment; Occlusal equilibration; Temporomandibular disorders; Temporomandibular joint

PMID:
29858130
DOI:
10.1016/j.coms.2018.04.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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