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Measurements of Mouth Opening

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

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Description:

Several measures of the oral opening are available. Some deal with the distance between the teeth, while others try to measure the opening delimited by the lips. Because of the variability associated with oral opening, a measure may be more useful for monitoring changes for the individual over time rather than for comparison to population norms.

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