Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003148
Title: Relationship between temporomandibular joint problem and malocclusion - An awareness survey among dental students and dentists
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: One of the most common causes for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems is malocclusion. In most cases, the underlying TMJ problems are left unnoticed when the patient comes for general checkup or any other reason. Thus, TMJ should be examined in all the cases whether the chief complaint of the patient is related to TMJ or not, to prevent any future problems of the TMJ. The main aim of this survey is to find out the awareness among the dentists and dental students regarding the relationship between the TMJ disorders (TMD) and malocclusion. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire survey containing 14 questions was prepared which contained questions regarding the information about the subject and their knowledge about the relationship between TMD and malocclusion. The questionnaire was prepared using Google forms and was sent to 119 subjects through the mail and by sharing the link of the survey. The subjects included the dental students including the interns and postgraduates, academic staffs, and private practitioners. Results and Conclusion: Out of the 119 responses about 91.1% subjects were aware of the relationship between TMD and malocclusion, and the rest were not aware of it. Although the percentage of the subjects who were not aware of it was less, it is very essential for everyone to know the same and examine each and every patient for the presence of any TMD by examining their movements and functions and refer them to a concerned specialist if there any findings regarding the same.

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    Aravinthrajkumar Govindaraj*, S. P. Saravana Dinesh, M. Srirengalakshmi

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    Department of Orthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Aravinthrajkumar Govindaraj, Department of Orthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Aravinthrajkumar Govindaraj*, S. P. Saravana Dinesh, M. Srirengalakshmi

    Title:Relationship between temporomandibular joint problem and malocclusion - An awareness survey among dental students and dentists
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (February)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (404-408)
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    Methodology:A questionnaire based survey
    Research Materials:temporomandibular joint (TMJ)

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Awareness Examination of temporomandibular joint Malocclusion Temporomandibular joint Temporomandibular joint disorders

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