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Adjustment, Occlusal

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)