Revista Médica Electrónica
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SARDINA VALDES, Maribel et al. Temporomandibular dysfunction risk facts associated to Krogh-Paulsen Test. Rev. Med. Electrón. [online]. 2010, vol.32, n.5, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1684-1824.
The stomatognathic system has been designed to execute a series of functions, being mastication and deglutition the most recognized and proper of the system. However, whatever affectation that can alter its normal functioning is considered a risk fact that could be the results of occlusal conditions, bruxism, stress, traumatisms, parafunctional habits, and others, being its aetiology multifactorial. The Krogh-Paulsen Test includes nine items allowing evaluating the stomatognathic system function and determining the diagnosis on the existence or not of a temporomandibular joint dysfunction, the risk of suffering it and if there is any disturbance in it. Evaluating the association between the temporomandibular dysfunction risk facts and the items of the Krogh- Paulsen Test. We studied 119 patients assisting the Orthodontics consultation suffering temporomandibular dysfunction; clinical oral examination using the Krogh-Paulsen Test was made to them and dental occlusion was analysed. The presence of stress, unilateral mastication and occlusal interferences induced limitations in oral opening, pain and noise in the temporomandibular join. It was stated a direct relation between risk facts and the items of the Krogh-Paulsen Test in the presence of temporomandibular dysfunction.
Palabras llave : STOMATOGNATHIC SYSTEM [physiopathology]; TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DISORDERS [etiology]; TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DISORDERS [diagnosis]; TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DISORDERS [epidemiology]; RISK FACTORS ; TEST DE KROGH PAULSEN ; PROSPECTIVE STUDIES ; EPIDEMIOLOGY DESCRIPTIVE ; CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDIES; HUMANS.