Occlusal adjustment for treating and preventing temporomandibular joint disorders.

  title={Occlusal adjustment for treating and preventing temporomandibular joint disorders.},
  author={Holy Koh and Peter G Robinson},
  journal={Journal of oral rehabilitation},
  volume={31 4},
  • H. Koh, P. Robinson
  • Published 1 April 2004
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of oral rehabilitation
To assess the effectiveness of occlusal adjustment (OA) for treating temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in adults and preventing TMD. The Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, MEDLINE and EMBASE were comprehensively searched using the Cochrane methods. Reports and review articles were retrieved. Unpublished reports or abstracts were considered from the SIGLE database. All randomized or quasi-randomized controlled trials comparing OA with placebo, reassurance or no treatment in adults with TMD… 
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