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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Presence Of Temporomandibular Joint Discomfort Related To Pacifier Use [presença De Desconforto Na Articulação Temporomandibular Relacionada Ao Uso Da Chupeta]
Author: De Paiva Tosato J.
Aparecida Biasotto-Gonzalez D.
De Oliveira Gonzalez T.
Abstract: Aim: the goal of the present study was to analyze if the duration of pacifier use influence in the stomatognathic system in children that don't present another parafunctional habits. Study design: Transversal cohort study. Material and Method: To collect data, a questionnaire was utilized, which was answered by the mothers of 90 children aging three to seven years old. Results: The children were divided into three groups: did not use pacifier; used pacifier until 2 years old; and used pacifier for more than 2 years. Greater prevalence of pain or discomfort in the stomatognathic system was observed among the children who did not use pacifier and the children who used for more than 2 years. The prevalence was smaller among the children who used pacifier until 2 years old. Conclusion: Thus, it is concluded that pacifier is important to induce children to perform suction movements, preparing them to the introduction of solid foods. However, if used for a lengthened period of time, it may damage the joint and consequently the child's quality of life.
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Date Issue: 2005
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