Signs and symptoms of mandibular dysfunction in shortened dental arches.

@article{Witter1988SignsAS,
  title={Signs and symptoms of mandibular dysfunction in shortened dental arches.},
  author={Dick J. Witter and P H van Elteren and A F K{\"a}yser},
  journal={Journal of oral rehabilitation},
  year={1988},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={413-20}
}
In this study subjects with shortened dental arches (SDA, n = 60), characterized by the absence of molar support, are compared with subjects with a complete dentition (n = 72) with respect to signs and symptoms of mandibular dysfunction. The subjective examination consisted of questions related to pain, noises within the joints and mobility of the lower jaw. The objective examination consisted of the registration of clicking of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) by bilateral palpation and… CONTINUE READING