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AVALIAÇÃO PREVENTIVA DA DISFUNÇÃO TEMPOROMANDIBULAR

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Author(s): Letícia Stadela da Silva | Lisyara Helena Tori Barra | Célia Aparecida Stellutti Pachioni | Dalva Minonroze Albuquerque Ferreira | João Domingos Augusto dos Santos Pereira

Journal: Colloquium Vitae
ISSN 1984-6436

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 11;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Dysfunction | Temporomandibular | Questionnaire

ABSTRACT
The aim of this study was early detection of TMD`s signs and symptoms through specific questionnaires. Fifty students were evaluated of both sexes and aged between 18 and 30 years through the questionnaires: for the diagnosis it was used the Diagnostic Criteria for Research of Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC / TMD) axis I and II and; to assess the severity of the disorder the chosen was the Fonseca`s Clinical Index. Descriptive statistical analysis showed that of 50 subjects, 19 (38%) were diagnosed with TMD. The prevalence of TMD was found in females (40.5%) and in males (30.7%). Among the subjects with diagnosis of TMD, arthrogenous as myogenic obtained the same percentages (36.8%) for both TMD and a percentage of 26.4%to mixed TMD. We conclude that TMD was not prevalent in college, in most classified with mild level, showing a possible necessary intervention to prevent it becoming worse.

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