Dental and facial characteristics of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

@article{Savioli2004DentalAF,
  title={Dental and facial characteristics of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.},
  author={Cynthia Savioli and Clovis A Silva and Lin H Ching and L{\'u}cia Maria de Arruda Campos and Eliane de F{\'a}tima Gomes Barbosa Prado and Jos{\'e} Tadeu Tesseroli de Siqueira},
  journal={Revista do Hospital das Clinicas},
  year={2004},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={93-8}
}
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 dysfunction in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. The aim of this study is to evaluate the oral and facial characteristics of the patients… CONTINUE READING

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