Prevalence of Temporomandibular Disorders in Complete Denture Wearers

Kocovski, Darko and Papakoca, Kiro and Toneva, Verica and Zlatanovska, Katerina and Zarkova-Atanasova, Julija (2018) Prevalence of Temporomandibular Disorders in Complete Denture Wearers. In: BaSS 2018, 23th Congress of the Balkan Stomatological Society, 10-12 May 2018, Jasi, Romania.

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Introduction: Occurrence of temporomandibular disorders increases with tooth loss, people who have over 10 tooth loss may have a higher risk of temporomandibular disorders. Epidemiological prevalence studies have shown that up to 50-70% of the population may experience at least one temporomandibular disorders sign.
Aim: The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of temporomandibular disorders in complete denture wearers.
Material and method: A total of 200 patients were selected from dental outpatient department. Patients was divided in two groups: group A - patients with complete dentures and group B - dentate patients. They were subjected to clinical examination and questionnaire for temporomandibular joint. Bilateral palpation was done to assess joint tenderness. Joint sounds were determined with the stethoscope. Mouth opening was measured using a digital caliper. Masticatory muscles were palpated for any signs and tenderness.
Results: Results of this study showed that there was a difference between the two groups about the prevalence of temporomandibular disorders. The prevalence of temporomandibular disorder signs was 25.2% while it was 10.3% in complete denture wearers.
Conclusion: Dentists and complete denture wearers should be aware of the new situation and changes in temporomandibular joint resulting from wearing of dentures.
Key words: complete denture, masticatory muscles, patients, temporomandibular joint, wearers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Katerina Zlatanovska
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2018 12:04
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2018 12:04

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