Tamaki, Katsushi Kanagawa Dental University
Ishigaki, Shoichi Osaka University
Ogawa, Takumi Tsurumi University
Oguchi, Hitoshi Tsurumi University
Kato, Takafumi Osaka University
Suganuma, Takeshi Showa University
Shimada, Atsushi Green Dental Clinic Medical Corporation
Sadamori, Shinsuke Hiroshima University
Tsukiyama, Yoshihiro Kyushu University
Nishikawa, Youji Nishikawa Dental Clinic
Masumi, Shin-ichi Kyushu Dental University
Yamaguchi, Taihiko Hokkaido University
Aita, Hideki Health Sciences University of Hokkaido
Ono, Takahiro Osaka University
Kondo, Hisatomo Iwate Medical University
Tsukasaki, Hiroaki Showa University
Fueki, Kenji Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Fujisawa, Masanori Meikai University
Baba, Kazuyoshi Showa University
Koyano, Kiyoshi Kyushu University
Occlusal discomfort syndrome
Purpose: Dentists may encounter patients who present with a sense of a malocclusion but in whom no objective findings can be detected. For the patient who insists that there is occlusal discomfort, in the absence of evidence some dentists elect to perform an occlusal adjustment that not only fails to alleviate symptoms, and may, in fact, exacerbate the discomfort. The patient–dentist relationship is then likely compromised because of a lack of trust.
Study selection: In 2011, the Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee of the Japan Prosthodontic Society formulated guidelines for the management of occlusal discomfort. When formulating clinical practice guidelines, the committee bases their recommendations on information derived from scientific evidence. For ‘‘occlusal dysesthesia,’’ however, there are an insufficient number of high-quality papers related to the subject. Therefore, a consensus meeting was convened by the Japan Prosthodontic Society to examine evidence in the Japanese- and English-language literature and generate a multi-center survey to create an appropriate appellation for this condition.
Results: As a result of the consensus meeting and survey findings, this condition may be justifiably termed ‘‘occlusal discomfort syndrome.’’
Conclusions: The Japan Prosthodontics Society believes that identification of an umbrella term for occlusal discomfort might serve as a useful guide to formulating clinical practice guidelines in the future. This position paper represents summary findings in the literature combined with the results of a multicenter survey focused on dental occlusal treatment and the condition of patients who present with occlusal discomfort syndrome.
Journal of Prosthodontic Research
Japan Prosthodontic Society|Elsevier
© 2015 Japan Prosthodontic Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article
under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
jpor_60_3_156.pdf 2.02 MB