Proximal View Of Temporomandibular Disorders In Children: A Review

Prachi Aggarwal., Pratibha taneja., Ashwini Marurkar., Amrita Jaggi., Suchita Sukul and Ankita Gupta

Objective: To review the literature concerning prevalence, risk factors, etiology, diagnosis and
treatment in children with temporomandibular disorders (TMDs).
Literature search: Research of the dental literature regarding TMDs in children was performed in
Medline, PubMed, Ebsco and Google databases, including manuscripts, original articles, reviews,
case reports and published thesis from 1990 to 2016. The descriptors were TMDs disorder,
temporomandibular joint syndrome, temporomandibular joint disorder, prevalence studies,
dysfunction, disorder, children.
Conclusions: The TMDs prevalence in children varies in the widespread literature. Caliberated and
standardized methods are needed to identify the presence of TMDs in this population, allowing a
better understanding of the pathological aspects in order to address more effective preventive and
therapeutic procedures.

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