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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-58

Observational study of temporomandibular joint pain in osteoarthritis patients

1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vivekanandha Dental College for Women, Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vinayaka Mission's Sankarachariar Dental College, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Periodontics, Sree Sai Dental College and Research Institute, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, India
4 Department of Prosthodontics, Sree Sai Dental College and Research Institute, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, India
5 Department of Biochemistry, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, Telangana, India

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-1363.167081

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Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain in osteoarthritis patients. Objectives: The three objectives of this study were as follows: 1. finding the occurrence of TMJ pain in osteoarthritic patients; 2. to evaluate the signs of TMJ disorders in osteoarthritic patients; and 3. to assess the involvement of TMJ in osteoarthritic patients. Materials and Methods: Twenty osteoarthritis patients who were under treatment for a minimum of 1 year were included in this study. All of them answered a questionnaire before undergoing examination. The questions pertained to the symptoms of the TMJ pain. Clinical examination of TMJ was done, which included evidence of sound, restricted mouth opening, and deviation. Results: Results indicated that about 40% of osteoarthritis patients had TMJ pain. Conclusion: This study shows the high incidence of TMJ pain in patients with osteoarthritis.

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