Assessment of Periodontal Status in Patients with Temporomandibular Disorders

Author(s): Jeevitha M*, Jayakeerthana S and Maragathavalli G

Aims: The aim of the study is to assess the periodontal status in patients with temporomandibular disorders.

Materials & Methods: Case records of 86000 patients who had visited university hospital were analyzed. A total of 55 patients who had been diagnosed with temporomandibular disorders were taken into the study. Age, gender and the periodontal status were collected. The data collected was then statistically analyzed in SPSS software version 20.

Results: The results of the present study showed that 50.9% of males had temporomandibular disorders and 49.1% of females patients had temporomandibular disorders.71% of temporomandibular disorder patients were diagnosed with generalised chronic gingivitis and 7.2% were diagnosed with generalized chronic periodontitis. Majority of the patients in the age group of 26-40 years (16.3%) were diagnosed with generalised chronic gingivitis (p<0.05). Majority of female patients were diagnosed with generalised chronic gingivitis (p>0.05). Generalised chronic periodontitis (7.2%) was present more commonly in patients in the age group of 41 to 60 years.

Conclusion: Within the limitation of the current study, we observed that generalised chronic gingivitis was more common in the age group of 21 to 40 years and generalised chronic periodontitis was more common in the age group of 41-60 years.


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