John S Dupont

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Acute malocclusion can result from disturbances in the maxillary/mandibular tooth relationship. These alterations in the occlusal position can result from high fillings, sinus problems, abscesses, periodontal disease, and moving or erupting teeth. Conditions seen less frequently include acute malocclusions secondary to an event (such as trauma) that make a(More)
Bruxism is an oral parafunctional activity. The more common symptoms are tooth grinding and tooth clenching; however, many other symptoms can be related to bruxism. Dentists treat the results of this condition which may include tooth wear, tooth mobility, tooth fracture, hypertrophy of masticatory muscles, head or neck ache, or poor sleep patterns. The(More)
Patients with TMD often present with complex pain symptoms, which can make it difficult to reach a diagnosis. Usually palpation of the masticatory muscles and TM joints, range of motion testing and imaging are used in the diagnostic process. Sometimes it is necessary to evaluate the jaw moving muscles from a functional prospective because they cannot be(More)
Often craniofacial pain subjects report a number of conflicting and overlapping symptoms that can present a confusing clinical picture. Reaching a diagnosis on these individuals can prove to be a frustrating and difficult event for both the examiner and the patient. Thus, it is incumbent on clinicians treating patients with pain in the head, face and neck(More)
The masseter muscle is an integral part of the oral facial complex and one of the muscles of mastication. It functions with the other masticatory muscles in moving and posturing the mandible and in verbalizing, eating and swallowing. When a patient has temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) or a myogenic disorder, the integrity of the masseter muscle can be(More)
  • John S Dupont
  • Cranio : the journal of craniomandibular practice
  • 2003
Subjects with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) occasionally present with additional orofacial pain complaints. These can arise from dysfunction in teeth, bones, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and other structures. In this retrospective study, a group of 501 consecutive subjects with TMD complaints were evaluated for the presence of trigeminal neuritis.(More)