2019
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0205874
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Prevalence of TMD and level of chronic pain in a group of Brazilian adolescents

Abstract: AimsTo determine the prevalence of temporomandibular disorders and associated factors in an adolescent sample from Recife, Brazil.Materials and methodsA cross-sectional study was conducted with 1342 adolescents aged 10–17 years. The Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD) was used by calibrated examiners to evaluate the presence and levels of chronic pain. To evaluate the socioeconomic conditions, the subjects answered the Brazilian Economic Classification Criteria (CCEB) questio… Show more

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“…The present study was carried out on dental undergraduate students of Saudi Arabia. The majority of the studies had done in the past have used self-reported symptoms/questionnaires [28,29] or RDC/TMD [8,15], whereas the present study has an edge over others since we evaluated symptoms along with clinical examination using DC/TMD. Since TMD considerably affects daily functions, its early diagnosis, prevention, and therapeutic management are deemed necessary.…”
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“…The present study was carried out on dental undergraduate students of Saudi Arabia. The majority of the studies had done in the past have used self-reported symptoms/questionnaires [28,29] or RDC/TMD [8,15], whereas the present study has an edge over others since we evaluated symptoms along with clinical examination using DC/TMD. Since TMD considerably affects daily functions, its early diagnosis, prevention, and therapeutic management are deemed necessary.…”
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confidence: 99%
“…Initially, the cause of these conditions was considered as the biological component such as occlusion and its related disturbances [7]. With further research, studies have pointed the involvement of the psychological state of the patient [8]. At present, the bio-psychosocial model is considered as the most accepted concept that explains the complexity of the TMD [9].…”
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“…A-TMD has considerable global prevalence and accounts for a high proportion of socioeconomic costs, which are typically related with other psychological disorders, such as depression, [4,5]. A-TMD is a growing public health concern due to its debilitating repercussions on essential orofacial functions such as mastication, speaking and swallowing, [6], which in amalgamation with psychological comorbidities can ultimately impede patient quality of life.…”
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confidence: 99%