Temporomandibular Disorders per RDC/TMD in Adult Saudi Arabians Referred for Specialized Dental Treatment.

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Publication Conference Paper, other
Title Temporomandibular Disorders per RDC/TMD in Adult Saudi Arabians Referred for Specialized Dental Treatment.
Author(s) Al-Harthy, Mohammad ; Al-Bishri, Awwad ; Ekberg, EwaCarin ; Nilner, Maria
Date 2008
English abstract
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine frequency of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) pain in Saudi Arabians, ages 20 to 40, which were referred to a dental specialist clinic in Makkah. Materials and Methods: 325 referred patients (135 males, 190 females) answered history questionnaires. Patients reporting TMD pain in these questionnaires were clinically examined. History questionnaires and clinical examinations were done per Axis I and Axis II of the Arabic version of Research Diagnostic Criteria for TMD (RDC/TMD). Results: The male-female ratio of the study group was 1:1.4. Fifty-eight patients (18%) had TMD pain; 46 were clinically examined. Mean age of examined TMD pain patients was 30 years (±7) with a male-female ratio of 1:6. All TMD pain patients had a diagnosis of myofascial pain and 65% had diagnoses of arthralgia or osteoarthritis. Graded chronic pain severity was reported to be grade I in 45%, grade II in 53%, grade III in 2% and grade IV in none of the patients. Psychological status assessment showed that 38% of the TMD pain patients had severe depression scores and 60% severe somatization scores. Conclusion: The present study showed a high frequency of TMD pain in this Saudi Arabian cohort, and 18% of the patients met criteria for subdiagnoses of TMD. Depression and somatization per Axis II had significantly higher scores in the TMD pain group compared to the non-pain group.
Publisher Svensk Förening för Bettfysiologi, Höstmöte 2008, Stockholm
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Medicine
Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/7057 (link to this page)

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