International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2018, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part E
Prevalence of temporomandibular disorders in dental students: A survey in Indore city
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Pradeepta Kaushal, Dr. Mainak Kanti Saha, Dr. Pragya Pandey and Dr. Jatin Kakrani
ABSTRACT:Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a group of conditions producing abnormal, incomplete, or impaired function of the temporomandibular joint. The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) in dental students. The present survey included a TMD questionnaire and Scale that included a convenience sample of 600 undergraduate and postgraduate dental students of both genders. Descriptive statistical analysis was done. The Experimental sample shows result of 600 students, 112 within the TMD groups and 488 within the control group. Stress showed a highly significant value and was the primary cause for TMD. MDS students were more in stress (63%).The most common sounds found was clicking sounds and affected muscle was lateral pterygoid (27%),showing prevalence in Females. Hence, TMDs are not self-limiting and do not resolve with time. They may increase with time along with increase in stress level.
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Dr. Pradeepta Kaushal, Dr. Mainak Kanti Saha, Dr. Pragya Pandey, Dr. Jatin Kakrani. Prevalence of temporomandibular disorders in dental students: A survey in Indore city. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2018;4(1):273-277.