Food-holding and -biting behavior in human subjects lacking periodontal receptors.

  title={Food-holding and -biting behavior in human subjects lacking periodontal receptors.},
  author={Mats Trulsson and H S Gunne},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  volume={77 4},
Previous studies have suggested that information provided by periodontal mechanoreceptors is particularly important for the fine motor control of the mandible, i.e., when humans hold and carefully manipulate food particles between the teeth with low biting forces. In the present study, we further evaluated this hypothesis by comparing the performance of three age- and gender-matched groups of subjects for which the integrity of the periodontal sensory apparatus differed. Specifically, the… CONTINUE READING