No effect of experimental occlusal interferences on pressure pain thresholds of the masseter and temporalis muscles in healthy women.

@article{Michelotti2006NoEO,
  title={No effect of experimental occlusal interferences on pressure pain thresholds of the masseter and temporalis muscles in healthy women.},
  author={Ambrosina Michelotti and Mauro Farella and Michel H Steenks and Luigi Maria Gallo and Sandro Palla},
  journal={European journal of oral sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={114 2},
  pages={167-70}
}
It has been suggested that occlusal interferences may lead to pain and tenderness of the masticatory muscles. Tender jaw muscles are more sensitive to pressure pain, as assessed by means of pressure algometry. We tested the effects of occlusal interferences on the pressure pain threshold of the jaw muscles by means of a double-blind randomized crossover experiment carried out on 11 young healthy females. Golden strips were glued either to an occlusal contact area (active interference) or to the… CONTINUE READING
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