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The Effectiveness of Occlusal Adjustment Procedures for the Treatment of Food Impaction: Nine Clinical Cases

Authors
 Youngjae Chun  ;  Kee-Deog Kim  ;  Wonse Park  ;  Nan-Sim Pang  ;  Jieun Cheong  ;  Sujin Yang  ;  Dongjin Choi  ;  Bock Young Jung 
Citation
 Journal of Korean Academy of Advanced General Dentistry, Vol.9(3) : 97-103, 2020-09 
Journal Title
Journal of Korean Academy of Advanced General Dentistry
ISSN
 2287-559X 
Issue Date
2020-09
Keywords
Food impaction ; Occlusal interference ; Occlusal adjustment ; Mobility ; Proximal contact
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to determine whether dynamic occlusal contacts can cause food impaction and the effectiveness of occlusal adjustment in the treatment of food impaction in the molar area as an alternative to restorative or prosthetic treatment. Occlusion and the periodontal condition were analyzed in nine patients complaining of food impaction in their molar areas. The obtained data included mobility, pocket depth, fremitus, proximal contact status, working or balancing interference, and bone resorption. Nine patients complaining of food impaction at posterior molar area were treated through the occlusal adjustment and examined every other week for about 3 months. An occlusal adjustment procedure to change from group function to canine guidance or partial group function eliminated food impaction in all but one mandible. The deep pocket depth of the molars gradually decreased, and the mobility of each molar decreased to normal in three of the nine cases with abnormal mobility. The results of this study suggest that occlusal interference and heavy working contacts on the molars can cause food impaction in the molar area and that a simple occlusal adjustment could be the optimal choice for treating food impaction.
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Yonsei Authors
Kim, Kee Deog(김기덕) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3055-5130
Park, Wonse(박원서) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2081-1156
Pang, Nan Sim(방난심) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4265-673X
Yang, Sujin(양수진)
Jung, Bok Yeong(정복영) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8186-2109
Cheong, Jieun(정지은) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0313-2511
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/182659
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