The Efficacy of Appliance Therapy in Patients with Temporomandibular Disorders of Mainly Myogenous Origin. A Randomized, Controlled, Short-term Trial

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title The Efficacy of Appliance Therapy in Patients with Temporomandibular Disorders of Mainly Myogenous Origin. A Randomized, Controlled, Short-term Trial
Author(s) Ekberg, EwaCarin ; Vallon, Danila ; Nilner, Maria
Date 2003
English abstract
Aims: To compare the short-term efficacy of treatment with a stabilization appliance compared with that of a non-occlusal, control appliance in patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) of mainly myogenous origin. Methods: A randomized, controlled trial was performed with 60 patients suffering from myofascial pain. Patients were randomly assigned to a treatment or a control group. The treatment group was treated by means of a stabilization appliance and the control group by means of a non-occlusal appliance. Symptoms and signs were registered before and after 10 weeks of treatment. Results: Improvement of overall subjective symptoms was reported in both groups, but significantly more often in the treatment group than in the control group (P = .000). The prevalence of daily or constant pain showed a significant reduction in the treatment group (P = .028) compared with the control group. There was a significant decrease in the number of tender masticatory muscles in the treatment group (P = .018) compared with the control group. Conclusion: The results of this short-term evaluation suggest that the stabilization appliance is more effective in alleviating symptoms and signs in patients with TMD of mainly myogenous origin than a control, non-occlusal appliance. The stabilization appliance can therefore be recommended for the therapy of these patients.
Host/Issue Journal of orofacial pain;2
Volume 17
ISSN 1064-6655
Pages 133-9
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Medicine
Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/3016 (link to this page)

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