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Forty-eight young adults answered a questionnaire and were examined clinically for determination of symptoms and signs of mandibular dysfunction in accordance with the Helkimo indices. Occlusal conditions recorded included contacts in centric and excentric mandibular positions in accordance with specified criteria for registration of "ideal occlusion',(More)
Fifty patients were selected according to age (less than 40 years) and dentition (full complement of natural teeth) from a large group referred for treatment of functional disturbances of the masticatory system. They answered a questionnaire and were examined clinically for evaluation of the severity of their symptoms and signs according to the Helkimo(More)
After a short review of the recent literature on headache the close relationship between headache and craniomandibular disorders was studied. In a total of 116 patients with craniomandibular disorders in the Stomatognathic Physiology Clinic of the Dental School of the University of Athens, 73 patients (62.9%) were found suffering from headache. In most of(More)
The first part of this review, refers to the use of electromyography (EMG) in studying the stomatognathic system. EMG is used for the study of function and fatigue of the masticatory muscles, the recording of centric relation etc. The behavior of the masticatory muscles (especially of the masseter and the temporalis) in the cases of TMJ dysfunction are also(More)
We describe a case of patient 62 year old who suffers from temporal arteritis. It's started atypicalls and because the first symptoms of the disease are often stiffness of the masticatory system and impaired mobility of the lower jaw, the first person to examine the patient may well be a dentist. Other common symptoms are headache, tiredness, slight fever(More)