Characteristics of chief complaints of patients with temporomandibular disorders in a Brazilian population.

@article{Luz1997CharacteristicsOC,
  title={Characteristics of chief complaints of patients with temporomandibular disorders in a Brazilian population.},
  author={Jo{\~a}o Luz and Ildebrando Maragno and Maria Cruz L{\'o}pez de los Mozos Martin},
  journal={Journal of oral rehabilitation},
  year={1997},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={240-3}
}
A retrospective survey of 894 patients with temporomandibular disorders was conducted in order to analyse the characteristics of chief complaints. The patients presented complaints of pain (82.1%), functional disturbance (12.3%), articular sounds (5.0%) and swelling (0.6%). Unilateral occurrence (66.5%) was more frequent than bilateral. The most frequent location of pain was the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) (82.1%) followed by ear (10.8%), face (2.3%), head (2.3%), mandible (1.0%), neck (0.9… CONTINUE READING