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Temporomandibular Disorders in Edentulous Patients – A Review

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences

Publisher : Journal of Prosthetic and Implant Dentistry ,

Source : Journal of Prosthetic and Implant Dentistry , Volume 1, Issue 1, p.44-51 (2017)

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Dentistry

Department : Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Prosthodontics & Implantology, Public Health Dentistry

Year : 2017

Abstract : Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are a collective term given to a number of clinical problems that involve the masticatory musculature, the temporomandibular joints and associated structures, or both. Although the aetiology of TMD has not been fully understood, in general it is considered to be multifactorial. The signs and symptoms of TMD which present in patients with natural teeth may also occur in edentulous patients. These symptoms may appear in various combinations and degrees. TMD has attained a prominent role within the context of dental care due to its high prevalence. The present paper is a review of the current literature on TMD in edentulous patients; with an attempt to propose a classification for the same.

Cite this Research Publication : S. SK, Anil Mathew, and Chandrashekar Janakiram, “Temporomandibular disorders in Edentulous”, Journal of Prosthetic and Implant Dentistry , vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 44-51, 2017.

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