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VOLUME 8 , ISSUE 4 ( May, 2007 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Prevalence Study of Signs and Symptoms of Temporomandibular Disorders in a Turkish Population

Fatih Ozan, Serkan Polat, İsa Kara, Dervishan Küçük, Hidayet B. Polat

Citation Information : Ozan F, Polat S, Kara İ, Küçük D, Polat HB. Prevalence Study of Signs and Symptoms of Temporomandibular Disorders in a Turkish Population. J Contemp Dent Pract 2007; 8 (4):35-42.

DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-8-4-35

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-05-2007

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2007; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in a population of 792 Turkish adults ranging in age from 15- to 72-years-old.

Methods and Materials

Subjects were examined objectively and subjectively for signs and symptoms of TMD through the distribution of frequency of the data obtained from a questionnaire and a physical examination using a similar methodology of previous studies.

Results

This study determined the prevalence of signs and symptoms of TMDs in subjects from male and female subgroups in a Turkish adult population. Both signs and symptoms of TMDs were generally more prevalent in females than in males.

Conclusion

The prevalence of signs and symptoms were generally greater than in previous studies of other populations.

Citation

Özan F, Polat S, Kara İ, Küçük D, Polat HB. Prevalence Study of Signs and Symptoms of Temporomandibular Disorders in a Turkish Population. J Contemp Dent Pract 2007 May;(8)4:035-042.


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