Abstract. OBJECTIVES Oromandibular dystonia (OMD) is a focal dystonia manifested by involuntary muscle contractions producing repetitive, patterned mouth. Oromandibular dystonia is a form of focal dystonia affecting the mouth, jaw and tongue, and in this disease it is hard to speak. It is associated with bruxism. Oromandibular dystonia causes spasms of the jaw, lips, and tongue muscles. This dystonia can cause problems with speech and swallowing.

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It is important for the dentist to be familiar with oromandibular dystonia, as it can develop after dental treatment. Psychosocial and occupational therapy, support groups participation, cognitive behavioral therapy,[ 15 ] and deep brain stimulation surgery were also designed to reduce the hyperactivity of the muscles.

The onset of symptoms is usually between the ages of 40 to 70 years and is more common in women. Speech difficulties, eating problems, swallowing issues and dental problems are possible, as well as depression and other psychological impacts. Surgical therapies are the last effort for individuals suffering from certain types of dystonia. Table 1 The articles categorized based on dental etiology. In our case the classic presentation of the patient in the form of spasmodic contractions with repetitive pattern triggered by occlusion of tooth indicated towards the jaw closing type of OMD.

No side effect was observed and patient was visibly happy and reported to have eaten a complete meal without any discomfort after almost a year. Electromyography activity was typically reflected as significant high frequency and high-voltage activity of motor unit potentials with either sustained or short-duration bursts of discharge patterns fasciculations at rest, which were normally electrically inactive [ 3 ] in the right side temporalis and masseter muscle Figure 3.

Extrapyramidal and movement disorders Disease stubs. Rewiring the brain through dance. Here’s more about it. Khorshidi H, Raoofi S. The most promising treatment available is the use of Botox injections the toxin botulinum to paralyze the muscles creating the dystonia. Focal dystonia of the jaw and the differential diagnosis of unilateral jaw and masticatory spasm.

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BoNT may be immunogenic, and some patients may develop secondary non- responsiveness following multiple injections. Introduction OMD is considered as a focal dystonia involving mouth, jaw, and tongue, manifested by involuntary muscle contractions producing repetitive, patterned movements of the involved structures.

J Neurol Neurosurg Psy-chiatry. The exclusive involvement of the right side masseter and temporalis indicated a focal type of presentation. Oral health-related quality of life in Indian patients with temperomandibular disorders.

Her dental history reveals extraction of 48 six months back which was uneventful with normal postsurgical healing period. Mild fasciculations were felt along the muscles of neck.

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Complete treatment of OMD. Discussions The terms oromandibular dystonia, craniocervical dystonia, or Meige syndrome describe a focal or segmental dystonia whereby repetitive sustained spasms of the masticatory, facial, or lingual muscles result in painful, involuntary, movement of the jaws. Oromandibular dystonia after dental treatments: Oromandibular dystonia after dental treatments: In 27 cases, the onset of the symptoms of OMD was related to a prior trauma of the face or mouth.

Stressful events in her everyday life made the symptoms worse. Duo to various dental treatment options, all people are somehow being involved in dental treatments, with which OMD is likely to coincide. Finding intraoral sensory trick and fabrication eistonia prosthetic devices can help dental professionals to treat the symptoms of OMD.

Back Oral Care Products. This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. Thorburn and Lee[ 15 ] found intraoral sensory tricks in two cases of Distonnia following extractions and full dentures; therefore, acrylic shapes were made to mimic the tricks.

Tabular presentation of the features of the present case is enlisted in Table 1. It can also be categorized based on etiology.

Etiology, Diagnosis and Management of Oromandibular Dystonia: an Update for Stomatologists

Although it did not work as rapidly as the local injection of Botox, their efficacy might be similar. Both jaw opening and jaw closing OMD can be treated with oral antidystonic therapies such as tetrabenazine, diazepam, and carbamazepine. It is a rare focal neurological disorder that affects the lower facial muscles. Palatal myoclonus associated with orofacial buccal dystonia. Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.


Grimacing, reddening, and breathlessness were the associated findings. A dental bite block is often used to create jaw stability.

Her TMJ examination revealed an anterior otomandibular displacement without reduction; fine fasciculations were observed in her right side masseter and temporalis region. Jankovic J, Van der Linden C.

Chin Med J Engl. Patient reports to have been leading her normal life and was visibly happy during the checkup visit. However, most patients usually complain of muscular tension or tiredness, and pain was quite rarely reported. Physiotherapy is thought to promote brain re-wiring over time, so as to reduce the dystonic movements.

It responds to no diagnostic medical test; hence, the diagnosis is based on individual information, history, neurological examination and confirmation by intramuscular electromyography EMG.

Oromandibular dystonia

National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Many cases of orofacial dystonia’s after dental procedures have been reported; Sankhla et al. Bruxism and cranial- cervical dystonia: Sometimes the patients have found certain sensory tricks which can help them control or suppress the dystonia.

Physical therapy modality including speech therapy, oral sensory devices and biofeedback, and so forth also have a positive role.

This disorder is very rare. Then, bilateral coronoidotomy and masseter muscle stripping was done in 18 cases. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.