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Type: Artigo
Title: Prevalence Of Temporomandibular Disorders In Postmenopausal Women And Relationship With Pain And Hrt
Author: Lora
Victor Ricardo Manuel Muñoz; Canales
Giancarlo de La Torre; Gonçalves
Leticia Machado; Meloto
Carolina Beraldo; Barbosa
Celia Marisa Rizzatti
Abstract: The prevalence of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) is higher in females, reaching their high peak during reproductive years, probably because of the action of some female hormones, which alter pain threshold. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of TMD in postmenopausal women and its relationship with pain and hormone replacement therapy (HRT). In total, 284 patients were evaluated and classified using the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD). Pain was measured using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), and patients were also asked about the use of HRT. All data was analyzed using analysis of variance (ANOVA) and chi-square test. In total, 155 subjects did not have TMD and 129 had TMD; TMD group patients were classified according to RDC/TMD axis I classification as follows: muscle disorder group (1.6%), disk displacement group (72.87%), and arthralgia, osteoarthritis, and osteoarthrosis group (37.98%). Pain was registered in 35 patients who belonged to the TMD group, while 48 patients reported the use of HRT. There was a similar percentage of TMD and non TMD patients; moreover, the use of exogenous hormones was no associated with TMD, suggesting that there is no influence on the pain threshold.
Subject: Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
Facial Pain
Estrogen Replacement Therapy
Editor: Sociedade Brasileira de Pesquisa Odontológica - SBPqO
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2016
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