Temporomandibular Disorders: A Better Understanding

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Shrishty Bhardwaj
Hemavathy O. R. Muralidoss


Aim:  Multiple studies have pinpointed specific causes of TMD symptoms. On the other hand, there is a lack of adequate statistics. The purpose of this research was to identify the factors (e.g., age, trauma history, parafunctional behaviors, etc.) that contribute to TMD.

Materials and methods: A total of 50 subjects took part in the research. The” TMD questionnaire served as a straightforward method for screening patients for the presence of temporomandibular dysfunction. A self-reported questionnaire was used to gather information about the participants' demographics and parafunctional behaviors. Independent t-tests, “Chi-square tests with a significance level of p 0.05” were used to examine the data.

Results: We counted 14 men and 36 females. In this sample, people had an age range from 18-30, 30-40, and 40-50 years. TMD was substantially linked with a history of Parafunctional habits, trauma, behavioral changes, and occlusal disturbances. On the other hand, there was not a significant difference between risk factors of TMD and factors like gender and age.

Conclusion: Parafunctional behaviors, including trauma, behavioral changes, and occlusal disturbances that come from the jaw joint (TMJ), are typical signs of TMD.

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Shrishty Bhardwaj, & Hemavathy O. R. Muralidoss. (2023). Temporomandibular Disorders: A Better Understanding. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 11(1), 2531–2537. Retrieved from https://www.jclmm.com/index.php/journal/article/view/714


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