Clinical diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular disorders in children and adolescents: a case series
1Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Jeonbuk National University, Jeonju, Republic of Korea
2Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Jeonbuk National University-Biomedical Research, Jeonju, Republic of Korea
3Institute of Jeonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, Republic of Korea
4Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Jeonbuk National University, Jeonju, Republic of Korea
5Institute of Oral Bioscience, School of Dentistry, Jeonbuk National University, Jeonju, Republic of Korea
DOI: 10.22514/jocpd.2022.029 Vol.46,Issue 6,November 2022 pp.63-67
Published: 01 November 2022
The early diagnosis of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) in children and adolescents is im-portant because they can affect oral and maxillofacial growth and development. This case series introduces patients with various clinical features of TMDs and demonstrates how symptoms were reduced through appropriate interventions in collaboration with oral medicine specialists and pediatric dentists. TMDs symptoms in children are often mild and difficult to express accurately; therefore, diagnosis through clinical evaluation is important. Pediatric dentists should be aware of TMDs in children and adolescents, and should diagnose, treat, and refer to specialists in a timely manner.
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome; Arthritis; Juvenile; Myalgia
Won Jung,Dae-Woo Lee,Yeon-Mi Yang. Clinical diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular disorders in children and adolescents: a case series. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2022. 46(6);63-67.
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