Signs and symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorders in caucasian children and adolescents

Simona Tecco, Vito Crincoli, Beatrice di Bisceglie, Matteo Saccucci, Monica Macrí, Antonella Polimeni, Felice Festa

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Abstract

This study investigated the prevalence of the signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in a population of children and adolescents. TMD signs and symptoms were recorded in 1,134 subjects (593 males and 541 females; age range 5-15 years), divided into various groups according to the: (i) Angle dental class; (ii) presence and type of crossbite; (iii) gender; and (iv) age (ages 5-11 and 12-15 years). The percentages of signs and symptoms were compared using the χ2-test to determine the differences among the groups for the rates of TMD symptoms, bruxism, joint sounds, deviation during opening, reduced opening/lateral/protrusive movements, and myofascial pain. Subjects who were 12-15 years old showed a significantly higher prevalence of myofascial pain than those who were 5-11 years old (χ2 = 4.263; p2 = 3.882; p2 = 33.877; p2 = 10.800; p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-79
Number of pages9
JournalCranio - Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Volume29
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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