Juvenile idiopathic arthritis with temporomandibular joint involvement: Functional treatment

G. Farronato, V. Carletti, L. Giannini, D. Farronato, C. Maspero

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Background: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis is a disease that can involve the temporomandibular joint unilaterally or bilaterally causing specific malocclusions. Case report: This paper reports a case of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis in an 8-year-old male with unilateral involvement of the temporomandibular joint, with remarkable asymmetry of the left mandible and reduced left facial height. The management of the temporomandibular damage consisted in the treatment with an activator in order to help mandibular ramus growth with a subsequent enhancement in occlusion, masticatory function and profile. This treatment has several advantages and permits to correct the typical malocclusion exhibited by these patients, to improve the clinical signs of the disease and to obtain stability over time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-134
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
Volume12
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Juvenile Arthritis
Malocclusion
Temporomandibular Joint
Mandible
Therapeutics
Growth

Keywords

  • Craniofacial growth
  • Functional therapy
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

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  • Dentistry(all)
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis with temporomandibular joint involvement : Functional treatment. / Farronato, G.; Carletti, V.; Giannini, L.; Farronato, D.; Maspero, C.

In: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2011, p. 131-134.

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