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We studied the influence of a dental occlusion perturbation on postural control. The tests were performed in three dental occlusion conditions: (Rest Position: no dental contact, Maximal Intercuspal Occlusion: maximal dental contact, and Thwarted Laterality Occlusion: simulation of a dental malocclusion) and four postural conditions: static (stable(More)
Impaction of the third molar is relatively frequent in oral and maxillofacial surgery, and its removal is a usual operation with mostly unremarkable outcome. We report a case of bleeding that occurred after a left upper third molar extraction, which necessitated in emergency an angiography with embolization.
OBJECTIVE The classic technique for open reduction of subcondylar fracture is the submandibular approach. The aim of this study was to evaluate long-term clinical and radiologic results of the short retromandibular approach to displaced subcondylar fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS During a period of 66 months we performed a prospective study with a(More)
The mylo-hyoid nerve, a branch of the inferior alveolar nerve, gives rise to many motor and sensory branches. Motor branches innervate the anterior belly of the digastric muscle. Sensitive branches innervate the submandibular gland and also the skin just under the bony chin. Valentin's nerve, the terminal cutaneous branch of the myo-hyoid nerve (described(More)
In literature, the authors demonstrate that progressive distraction osteogenesis, according to the Ilizarov method, is applicable to the mandible. Mandibular distraction is achievable through external approach or through oral approach. Further experimental and clinical studies will be necessary to define the most stable apparatus and the best indications(More)
Preprosthetic rehabilitation of the maxillary bone is sometimes difficult due to severe bone resorption in the posterolateral regions. The sinus lift with autogenous bony graft has given us satisfactory results since 1990 but requires a rigorous protocol before and during surgery to assure a lasting anchorage to the prosthesis. We describe morbidity and(More)
INTRODUCTION Most published data on relapse in open bite maxillo-mandibular deformities give raw results but do not suggest any specific therapy. Indeed, their authors compare the various osteotomy techniques but without identifying risk factors for relapse (dysfunctional or architectural). We studied the predictive value of occlusal plane tilting, in the(More)
Attributing dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) to whiplash injury is a difficult problem to solve. TMJ disorders do not seem to be secondary to direct articular trauma but rather caused by a postural disorder of the cervical spine. Occlusal disorders and stress further complicate the picture. Four clinical cases illustrate a new hypothetical(More)
INTRODUCTION Orthognathic surgery is generally indicated for the treatment of maxillo-mandibular deformities. Surgery is performed to repair functional abnormalities, but also has a cosmetic impact. MATERIAL AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective study of 60 patients who underwent orthognathic surgery in 1996 and 1997 in order to assess patient(More)