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Occlusal Adjustment MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Occlusal Adjustment
Tree Number(s)
E06.658.578.200
Unique ID
D019558
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019558
Annotation
grinding of occlusal surfaces of teeth to achieve optimal occlusion
Scope Note
Selective grinding of occlusal surfaces of the teeth in an effort to eliminate premature contacts and occlusal interferences; to establish optimal masticatory effectiveness, stable occlusal relationships, direction of main occlusal forces, and efficient multidirectional patterns, to improve functional relations and to induce physiologic stimulation of the masticatory system; to eliminate occlusal trauma; to eliminate abnormal muscle tension; to aid in the stabilization of orthodontic results; to treat periodontal and temporomandibular joint problems; and in restorative procedures. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)
Entry Term(s)
Occlusal Equilibration
NLM Classification #
WU 440
Previous Indexing
Dental Occlusion, Balanced (1993-1996)
Public MeSH Note
97; OCCLUSAL EQUILIBRATION was see DENTAL OCCLUSION, BALANCED 1975-96; was see under DENTAL OCCLUSION, BALANCED 1969-74
Online Note
use DENTAL OCCLUSION, BALANCED to search OCCLUSAL ADJUSTMENT 1969-96
History Note
97; OCCLUSAL EQUILIBRATION was see DENTAL OCCLUSION, BALANCED 1975-96; was see under DENTAL OCCLUSION, BALANCED 1969-74
Date Established
1997/01/01
Date of Entry
1996/06/13
Revision Date
2004/07/29
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