disocclude

disocclude

/dis·oc·clude/ (dis″ah-klldbomacd´) to grind a tooth so that it does not touch its antagonist in the other jaw in any masticatory movements.
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When the mandible moves in latero-trusive positions, there are adequate tooth guided contacts on the latero-trusive [working side] to disocclude the mesio-trusive [non-working] side immediately, this guidance is provided by canines.
A bite was recorded using a wax template by asking the patient to bring the mandible forward and allowing the posterior teeth to disocclude [Fig.