Occlusal device with extraoral retention: An occlusal technique for patients with Down syndrome

Publication date: Available online 19 November 2019Source: The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAuthor(s): Daiandara Ramos Reis, Rodrigo Furtado de Carvalho, Ana Emília Farias Pontes, Fernanda de Oliveira Bello Corrêa, Cleverton Corrêa RabeloAbstractTemporomandibular disorders associated with bruxism have a high prevalence rate in the overall population, including individuals with Down syndrome (DS). Occlusal devices have been prescribed for the treatment of temporomandibular disorders and prevention of tooth wear due to bruxism. Patients with DS have restrictions concerning treatment with occlusal devices, with an increased risk of swallowing and asphyxia, because of limitations with cognitive ability and motor deficiency. Therefore, an occlusal device with extraoral retention was developed to improve the safety for a patient with DS. An extraoral transverse rod was connected to the occlusal device to prevent it from being swallowed. The patient used the device safely for 4 weeks.
Source: The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

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