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Affiliation: 1Oro-Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic Timisoara
2University of Oradea, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy
3UMF Victor Babes Timisoara
Abstract: In this study were included a number of 22 patients who addressed the ambulatory of the Oro-Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic Timisoara between March 2017 and March 2018 for pain in the temporomandibular joint. The stages of algo-disfunctional syndrome for the selected cases were determined according to the current criteria approved in Romania. Data collection was prospective and was made directly by examining the patients. at study entry, at 7 days and at 21 days. The majority of the patients had a onesided condition, but a significant percentage had a bilateral condition. Approximately 30% of the patients included in the study had stable occlusions and the others had unstable occlusions. As for the pain evolution, the study shows that VAS score decreases in parallel in the two groups, therefore electrotherapy can be a therapeutic alternative, together with mechanotherapy and soft food. The effect of the therapy used in the two groups is proven by the JLFS 20 score, an important improvement of mobility, mastication and communication is observed in 92.3 % cases in the group with combined therapy, compared with 75% in the second group.
Keywords: Algo-disfunctional syndrome, temporomandibular joint, differentiated treatment.
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