International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2021, Vol. 7 Issue 1, Part B
Different temporomandibular joint disorders and its prevalence in complete dentures patients: An observational study
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Amitoj Kaur Samra and Dr. Guriqbal Singh
To determine the prevalence of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in patients wearing complete denture (CD).
Material and Methods: This study was carried out SGRD Institute of Dental Sciences & Research, Amritsar, India. 100 completely edentulous patients in the age group of 22-74 years who did not complain of any TMD and were denture bearers with a varied denture wearing span, were examined for the existence of TMD signs and symptoms were included in the study.
Results: Out of total 100 subjects examined, majority of the patients that is 28% fell in the age group of 50–60 years, followed by 40-50 years 22%. There was no statistically significant association between different genders and age. The distribution of patients with or without TMD, 61.67% males out of the total male subjects and 65% females out of total female subjects showed the presence of signs. The difference was found to be statistically insignificant. 42% of the subjects had 1–3 years of edentulous span followed by 32% with more than 5 years of edentulous span and 26% of the subjects showed 3–5 years of edentulous span. 34 % of the subjects showed limited mouth opening as a sign of TMD followed by jaw deviation which is shown by 27(27%) of the subjects.
Conclusion: The most common finding was limited mouth opening while crepitus and clicking were least encountered.
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Dr. Amitoj Kaur Samra, Dr. Guriqbal Singh. Different temporomandibular joint disorders and its prevalence in complete dentures patients: An observational study. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2021;7(1):117-119. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2021.v7.i1b.1127