deflective occlusal contact

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de·flec·tive oc·clu·sal con·tact

a condition of tooth contacts that diverts the mandible from a normal path of closure to centric jaw relation.

de·flec·tive oc·clu·sal con·tact

(dĕ-flektiv ŏ-klūzăl kontakt)
Condition of tooth contacts that diverts the mandible from a normal path of closure to centric jaw relation or displaces a removable denture from its seat.
Synonym(s): cuspal interference, interceptive occlusal contact, premature contact.
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Occlusal balance (identification premature contacts and interferences; methods of repositioning the mandible; selective polishing);
The most common of these are gingivitis, periodontitis, caries, loss of teeth, and premature contacts leading to TMJ dysfunction syndrome.
Tooth mobility can be the source of premature contacts, causing TMJ clicking at an early stage and TMJ dysfunction Syndrome at late stage.