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OBJECTIVE It has been shown that the temporomandibular joint is frequently affected by juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and this degenerative disease, which may occur during facial growth, results in severe mandibular dysfunction. However, there are no studies that correlate oral health (tooth decay and gingival diseases) and temporomandibular joint(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the psychological aspects of orofacial pain in trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and temporomandibular disorder (TMD), and associated factors of coping as limitations in daily activities and feelings about the treatment and about the pain. METHOD 30 patients were evaluated (15 with TN and 15 with TMD) using a semi-directed interview and the(More)
The objective of the current study was to evaluate disease-related beliefs, adherence to treatment, quality of life, coping strategies and cognitive status in a group of Brazilian patients with Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD). Thirty patients were evaluated with a semi-directed interview, the Coping Strategies Inventory, and a Mini-Mental State(More)
The present cross-sectional study was designed to investigate the association between sleep bruxism (SB), tinnitus and temporomandibular disorders (TMD). The sample consisted of 261 women (mean age of 37.0 years). The Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders were used to classify TMD and self-reported tinnitus. SB was diagnosed by(More)
Sclerosteosis is a severe, rare, autosomal recessive bone condition that is characterized by a progressive craniotubular hyperostosis. The main features are a significant sclerosis of the long bones, ribs, pelvis, and skull, leading to facial distortion and entrapment of cranial nerves. Clinical features include a tall stature, nail dysplasia, cutaneous(More)
OBJECTIVE [corrected] To evaluate a sample of patients with persistent facial pain unresponsive to prior treatments. METHODS Hospital records of 26 patients with persistent facial pain were reviewed (20 female and 6 male). RESULTS Patients were classified into three groups according to their presenting symptoms: a)Group I, eight patients (30.7%) with(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate prospectively the influence and the evolution of periodontal disease (PD) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients submitted to anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy. METHODS Eighteen patients with RA (according to the American College of Rheumatology criteria) were assessed for PD before (BL) and after 6 months (6M)(More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluation of the clinical characteristics of burning mouth complaints (BMC) in a series of Brazilian patients referred to a large teaching hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS 66 patients with burning mouth complaints were evaluated through a standardized protocol. RESULTS 56 women and 10 men were examined, ranging in age from 35-83 years. The(More)
Gingivitis and periodontitis are immunoinflammatory periodontal diseases characterized by chronic localized infections usually associated with insidious inflammation This narrative review discusses periodontal diseases and mechanisms influencing the immune response and autoimmunity in pediatric rheumatic diseases (PRD), particularly juvenile idiopathic(More)
Although the etiopathophysiology of internal temporomandibular joint internal disorders (TMJ ID) is still unknown, it has been suggested that head and body posture could be related to its initial onset, development and perpetuation. The purpose of the present study was to observe the relationship between cervical spine X-ray abnormalities and TMJ ID. This(More)