Occlusal Dysesthesia and Dysfunction

  • Somsak MitrirattanakulEmail author
  • Tan Hee Hon
  • João N. A. R. Ferreira


  • The majority of the clinical research studies had agreed on one point: any dental procedure (occlusal adjustment, restorative, prosthetic, or orthodontic approaches) that aims to achieve equilibrated occlusal contacts between the maxillary and mandibular teeth (in maximum intercuspation) must be avoided in patients with occlusal dysesthesia (OD).

  • Therefore, any dental procedure that interferes with the occlusion of OD patients usually fails to improve the symptoms but could increase the patient’s somatosensorial focus on his or her bite.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Somsak Mitrirattanakul
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tan Hee Hon
    • 2
  • João N. A. R. Ferreira
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Masticatory Science, Faculty of DentistryMahidol UniversityBangkokThailand
  2. 2.Endodontics, Operative Dentistry & Prosthodontics, Faculty of DentistryNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of DentistryNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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