The Incidence of Myofacial Pain Dysfunction Syndrom among Patients with a History of Recurrent Aphthous Ulcers

Karar Abdulzahra Mahdi

Abstract


The etiology of TMJ disorder is often
multifactorial and may be due to , stress , jaw malocclusion ,
habitual activities including bruxism, postural dysfunction,
trauma and inflammatory conditions
Objective : The etiology of TMJ disorder is often
multifactorial and may be due to , stress , jaw malocclusion ,
habitual activities including bruxism, postural dysfunction,
trauma and inflammatory conditions
Method : A seventy nine patients (35 male , 44 female)
with a history of recurrent oral ulceration . oral ulceration were
evaluated for the presence of myofacial pain dysfunction
syndrome .the mean age was 23+- 2 years old.helkimo index
used for the scoring of signs of myofacial pain dysfunction
syndrome .the same method was used for the control group
Results: The statistical analysis for these 3 subgroups
according to the value of helkimo index was highly significant
with the increase of the scores toward the increase of number of
ulcers per month.
Conclusions : This study concluded that patients with
recurrent ulcerations are more susceptible to have myofascial
pain dysfunction syndrome because of altered chewing pattern.

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