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Prevalence of craniomandibular dysfunction sings and symptoms in students of the School of Stomatology in Belgrade

Author(s): Dodić Slobodan

Journal: Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo
ISSN 0370-8179

Volume: 132;
Issue: 9-10;
Start page: 294;
Date: 2004;
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Keywords: craniomandibular disorders | signs | symptoms

Numerous epidemiological studies suggest that CMD problem is rather present in most countries all over the world, particularly in the Scandinavian and East European countries. There have not still been epidemiological studies on incidence of CMD in our surroundings, either organized or academic treatment programs of these diseases. The results of this study showed that most common CMD signs and symptoms were: impaired mandibular movements, deviation (deflection) in opening and closing the jaws, and TMJ sounds during mandible movements. Pain as a primary symptom was seen only in 5.2% of the analyzed subjects. Such fact indicates that this analyzed population group manifested the initial stage signs and symptoms of CMD. Recording of signs and symptoms mentioned above in young subjects should lead the therapist to perform more detailed analysis and apply adequate therapy modalities.
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