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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences
Piracicaba Dental School - UNICAMP
EISSN: 1677-3225
Vol. 3, No. 11, 2004, pp. 589-594
Bioline Code: os04030
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 11, 2004, pp. 589-594

 en The role of occlusion and occlusal adjustment on temporomandibular dysfunction
Barbosa, Gustavo Augusto Seabra; Filho, Cândido dos Reis Badaró; Fonseca, Rodrigo Borges; Soares, Carlos José; Domingues das Neves, Flávio & Neto, Alfredo Júlio Fernandes


There is a great controversy related to the role of occlusion and its usage on occlusal adjustment as a treatment of temporomandibular disorders. Occlusal adjustment is a clinical procedure in which modifications are done on teeth surfaces, restorations or prostheses, through selective wear or restorative materials addition, seeking to harmonize maxillo-mandibular functional aspects in centric occlusion and eccentric movements. The adjustment aims to obtain appropriate jaw stability free from premature contacts and occlusal interferences. The aim of this paper is to elucidate the role of occlusion and occlusal adjustment in Temporomandibular Dysfunction and to guide the professional when indicating it.

dental occlusion, occlusal adjustment, temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome.

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