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Journal of Oral Rehabilitation

Isabela M Dias, Ronaldo R Bastos, Renata T Alves, Isabel Cristina G Leite
Despite the fact that self-medication associated with temporomandibular disorders is clinically quite common and is considerably harmful, there is no instrument in the literature to assess this practice. The aim of this study was to construct and validate a questionnaire to study this important issue specifically METHODS: After completing the literature review, semi-structured interviews, focus group, and pretest, the first version of the instrument resulted in 62 questions. After face validity testing, pretest, and the necessary corrections and changes, the instrument had 41 questions, and was administered for validation to a sample of 110 patients diagnosed with TMD according to the RDC/TMD (1992) criteria RESULTS: According to factor analysis, 7 questions with loadings below 0...
January 6, 2019: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
M Cardoso, M Diniz, P Vázquez, S Cerqueiro, P Diz, J Limeres
BACKGROUND: Studies on the elderly have reported that the risk of cognitive impairment is affected by chewing difficulty. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is a relationship between the number of pairs of antagonist teeth that come into contact when the mouth is closed (functional masticatory units [FMUs]) and the level of cognitive impairment. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional observational study with 502 institutionalized white individuals older than 65 years, living in the northwest of Spain and Portugal...
January 6, 2019: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Kentaro Igarashi, Yutaka Watanabe, Yoshihiro Kugimiya, Maki Shirobe, Ayako Edahiro, Koh Kaneda, Yoko Hasegawa, Masayasu Ito, Hirohiko Hirano, Kaoru Sakurai, Takahiro Ono, Hiroki Inagaki, Shuichi Awata, Yasuhiko Kawai
BACKGROUND: Several methods exist for objectively evaluating chewing efficiency by using gummy jelly. However, the validity of the subjective visual evaluation of chewing efficiency has not been assessed. OBJECTIVE: To verify with an epidemiological study the validity of a visual scoring method using gummy jelly by testing the relationship between masticatory performance (MP) using a fully automatic measuring system and visual score (VS) using a visual scoring method...
December 27, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Kangning Han, Chuanying Wang, Zhijun Zhong, Miao Xu, Xueliang Zou, Bin Yu, Kelun Wang, Dongyuan Yao
BACKGROUND: Most rhythmic masticatory muscle activities (RMMAs) have been shown to be accompanied with limb movements (LMs) in sleep bruxism (SB) patients during sleep. OBJECTIVES: To compare the relationships between RMMAs and LMs in SB patients and normal subjects. METHODS: Polysomnographic recordings were performed on eight SB patients and nine normal subjects and the frequencies and durations of RMMAs as well as LMs were determined. Linear regression and correlation analysis was performed to study the relationship between durations of RMMAs and LMs when RMMAs occurred with LMs...
December 27, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Nikolaos Christidis, Elisande Lindström Ndanshau, Amanda Sandberg, Georgios Tsilingaridis
AIMS: Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in children/adolescents are very common. Yet, there is a lack of consensus regarding which clinical interventions are appropriate. The aim of this systematic review was to gather and assess the quality of the available literature on the prevalence and evidence-based treatment-strategies in children and adolescents suffering from TMD. METHODS: A systematic literature review was conducted including articles from 1992 to 2016...
December 26, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Hirona Kamiyama, Takashi Iida, Hideta Nishimori, Hideyuki Kubo, Makoto Uchiyama, Antoon De Laat, Gilles Lavigne, Osamu Komiyama
BACKGROUND: No studies have addressed the effect of SR on somatosensory function in the orofacial area. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of sleep restriction (SR) on the somatosensory perception of the tip of the tongue. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using a crossover study design, 13 healthy participants took part, in a random order, to a two arms experiments; the SR and control/no SR arms. For all participants, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) was used to assess sleepiness and mechanical sensitivity and pain detection threshold was estimated at the tongue tip and right thumb (as a body area control site)...
December 20, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Hong-Yun Zhang, Mian-Jiao Xie, Hong-Xu Yang, Xin Liu, Hao-Tian Ren, Mian Zhang, Lei Lu, Xiao-Dong Liu, Jing Zhang, Mei-Qing Wang
BACKGROUND: The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disc plays a role in joint movement and in load absorbance and distribution. An experimental unilateral anterior crossbite (UAC) prosthesis induces mandibular condylar cartilage degeneration in rats. However, the changes in the articular disc are still unknown. OBJECTIVE: To describe changes in the TMJ discs of UAC rats. METHODS: The discs of fifty-four Sprague-Dawley rats, equally distributed into a UAC group and an age-matched sham-operated control group at 4-, 12-, and 20-wks (n = 9), were evaluated by gross and histomorphological observation and by detection at the mRNA or protein expression levels of the markers related to the matrix elements...
December 16, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Esben Boeskov Øzhayat, Klaus Gotfredsen
OBJECTIVES: To quantify the patient-reported effect of oral rehabilitation and investigate aspects associated with this. METHODS: The patient-reported effect in participants treated with FDP (n=72) or RDP (n=58) was measured using the Oral Health Impact Profile 14 (OHIP-14) and global oral ratings (GOR) of esthetics, chewing and comfort before and after treatment and global transition judgments (GTJ) of esthetics, chewing and comfort after treatment. Explanatory variables included gender, age, if a prosthetic replacement was present before treatment, type of prosthetic treatment performed, number of teeth replaced, and zone of the teeth replaced...
December 16, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Jianbo Li, Weihua Fan, Yu Lu, Dongying Xuan, Ziqiang Liu, Shaohong Huang, Jincai Zhang
BACKGROUND: Erosive tooth wear (ETW) has become a crucial oral health problem over the decades in China. OBJECTIVES: To explore the prevalence and risk indicators of ETW among adolescents in Guangzhou, south China. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of 720 participants was conducted in Guangzhou, using an equal-sized, stratified, multistage random sampling approach. The participants were from two different age groups(12- and 15-year-olds), 360 per group...
December 16, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Jing Yang, Ting Xia, Hui Wang, Zhigang Cheng, Bin Shi
BACKGROUND: Maxillary sinus floor augmentation without grafts has been more widely used, but the efficacy is still controversial. PURPOSE: The aim of this review was to systematically evaluate the effectiveness of sinus floor augmentation without grafts in atrophic maxilla. METHODS: The electronic databases included PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. The meta-analysis was conducted by Review Manager 5.1...
December 11, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Boaz Shay, Orly Ben Ami, Dana Levy Ianculovici, Avraham Zini, Clariel Ianculovici, Galit Almoznino
BACKGROUND: Researchers demonstrated a correlation between nutrition and health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL). Little is known about the correlation between disorders of nutrition (DON) and Oral HRQoL (OHRQoL). OBJECTIVES: 1) to measure OHRQoL in DON patients compared to patients attending nutritional counseling for other reasons (e.g. systemic diseases or general dietary counseling) (NCOR) and to healthy controls attending routine dental screenings.(2) analyze associations between OHRQoL and demographics, health-related behaviors and nutritional practices...
December 11, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Koong Jiunn Tay, Adrian U-Jin Yap, Johnny Chiew Meng Wong, Keson Beng Choon Tan, Finbarr Patrick Allen
BACKGROUND: Symptoms of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) could affect oral-health related quality of life (OHRQoL) and psychological distress. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to determine the prevalence of TMD symptoms, and impact of type and number of TMD symptoms on OHRQoL and psychological states among Asian military personnel. METHOD: The study was conducted across 12 military dental centres using self-administered questionnaire comprising demographical data, DC/TMD symptom questionnaire, OHIP-14 and DASS-21...
November 27, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Fanny Bruguiere, James J Sciote, Thomas Roland-Billecart, Gwénaël Raoul, François Machuron, Joël Ferri, Romain Nicot
BACKGROUND: Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are frequent and disabling, and hence, preventing them is an important health issue. Combining orthodontic and surgical treatments for malocclusions has been shown to affect temporomandibular joint (TMJ) health. However, publications regarding the risk factors that predict negative TMJ outcomes after orthognathic surgery are scarce. OBJECTIVE: Present prospective cohort study was conducted to identify an association between preoperative dysfunctional/parafunctional oral habits and presence of TMD symptoms after orthognathic surgery...
November 25, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Stefan Kindler, Christian Schwahn, Jan Terock, Maria Mksoud, Olaf Bernhardt, Reiner Biffar, Henry Völzke, Hans Robert Metelmann, Hans Jörgen Grabe
BACKGROUND: Associations of alexithymia with temporomandibular pain disorders (TMD), facial pain, head pain and migraine have been described, but the role of the different dimensions of alexithymia in pain development remained incompletely understood. OBJECTIVES: We sought to investigate the associations of alexithymia and its subfactors with signs of TMD and with facial pain, head pain, and migraine in the general population. METHODS: 1,494 subjects from the general population completed the Toronto Alexithymia Scale-20 (TAS-20) and underwent a clinical functional examination with palpation of the temporomandibular joint and masticatory muscles...
November 25, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Julián Balanta-Melo, María Angélica Torres-Quintana, Maximilian Bemmann, Carolina Vega, Constanza González, Kornelius Kupczik, Viviana Toro-Ibacache, Sonja Buvinic
BACKGROUND: Masseter muscle function influences mandibular bone homeostasis. As previously reported, bone resorption markers increased in the mouse mandibular condyle two days after masseter paralysis induced with botulinum toxin type A (BoNTA), followed by local bone loss. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the bone quality of both the mandibular condyle and alveolar process in the mandible of adult mice during the early stage of a BoNTA-induced masseter muscle atrophy, using a combined 3D histomorphometrics and shape analysis approach...
November 23, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Meral Yay, Zülal Çelik, Aysun Aksoy, Fatma Alibaz-Öner, Nevsun Inanç, Tülin Ergun, Haner Direskeneli, Gonca Mumcu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to examine whether oral health as an infection focus could mediate disease course in patients with Behçet's disease (BD). METHODS: In the study, oral health of 194 BD patients was examined at baseline and follow-up periods. The reasons for last dental visits were recorded as tooth extraction or regular control visits/planned treatments at the end of follow-up period. The Behçet's disease severity score was calculated with higher scores indicating a more severe course...
November 22, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Galit Almoznino, Avraham Zini, Avraham Zakuto, Hulio Zlutzky, Stav Bekker, Boaz Shay, Yaron Haviv, Yair Sharav, Rafael Benoliel
BACKGROUND: The total tenderness score is commonly used in headache practice and contributes valuable information. OBJECTIVE: To assess muscle tenderness scores in patients diagnosed with Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and analyze their associations with various demographic and clinical parameters. METHODS: Masticatory (MTS), cervical (CTS) and total (TTS) tenderness scores were analyzed in this case-control study among 192 TMD patients and 99 controls...
November 2, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Estephan J Moana-Filho, Alberto Herrero Babiloni
BACKGROUND: Endogenous pain modulation (EPM) reflects the brain's ability to modulate incoming nociceptive inputs, and deficient EPM was implicated as a chronic pain mechanism. EPM status has been investigated in temporomandibular disorders (TMD) patients with conflicting results, and its relationship with clinical characteristics in this population is not well known. OBJECTIVES: (a) Determine EPM responses in chronic TMD cases and pain-free controls; (b) Derive pain modulation profiles (PMP) based on individual EPM responses; and (c) Categorise clinical characteristics of TMD cases and pain-free controls based on their individual PMP...
November 2, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
T E Nogueira, M Schimmel, C R Leles
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to test the effect of a single-implant retained mandibular overdenture (SIMO), compared with conventional denture (CD), on masticatory performance measured by the mixing ability of a two-coloured chewing gum. METHODS: A sample of edentulous subjects was randomly assigned to the SIMO (n=15) and CD (n=19) groups. Patients in both groups received a set of new complete dentures and the SIMO group received a single implant in the symphyseal region of the mandible (Straumann® Standard Plus SLActive® ) and O'ring/ball attachment for denture retention...
November 2, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
H Al-Imam, S Michou, A R Benetti, K Gotfredsen
BACKGROUND: The potential of non-invasive optical coherence tomography (OCT) as a tool for assessment of fit of indirect reconstructions is not fully explored. OBJECTIVES: The objectives were to investigate the feasibility and validity of OCT, and to measure the internal and marginal fit of acrylic bridges fabricated using direct and indirect digitalization. METHODS: The accuracy of the employed swept source OCT (wavelength: 1310nm) was assessed by comparing with an object with known dimensions...
November 2, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
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