Signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders in adolescents.

@article{Bonjardim2005SignsAS,
  title={Signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders in adolescents.},
  author={Leonardo Rigoldi Bonjardim and Maria Beatriz Duarte Gavi{\~a}o and Luciano Jos{\'e} Pereira and P M Castelo and Renata Matheus Cunha Rodrigues Garcia},
  journal={Brazilian oral research},
  year={2005},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={93-8}
}
The aim of this study was to verify the prevalence of signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in adolescents and its relationship to gender. The sample comprised 217 subjects, aged 12 to 18. The subjective symptoms and clinical signs of TMD were evaluated, using, respectively, a self-report questionnaire and the Craniomandibular Index, which has 2 subscales; the Dysfunction Index and the Palpation Index. The results of muscle tenderness showed great variability (0.9-32.25%). In… CONTINUE READING