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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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This leads to premature contact, occlusal trauma, and reversible apical periodontitis of the opposing tooth [2].
Occlusion was controlled in centric, lateral, and protrusive movements, and premature contacts were removed (Figure 3).
The most common of these are gingivitis, periodontitis, caries, loss of teeth, and premature contacts leading to TMJ dysfunction syndrome.