Prevalence of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction in Hearing and Speech Impaired Adolescents

2020 Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development  
Objectives: Objective of this study was to find out the degree of mouth opening, right and left lateral excursion. On the basis of numerical pain rating scale pain assessment was done. The severity was graded on the basis of fonseca's questionnaire. Methodology: There were total 94 subjects, out of which 70 subjects were participates of this study. This was a study of temporomandibular joint dysfunction in hearing and speech imapired adolescents. Here we evaluated degree of mouth opening, right
more » ... outh opening, right and left lateral excursion, pain present or absent and graded them on the basis of Fonseca's questionnaire. Result: There is relation between Temporomandibular joint dysfunction and hearing and speech imapired adolescents. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is found more within the age group of 16-18 years as compared to 12-15 years. Conclusion: There is prevalence of temporomandibular joint dysfunction in hearing and speech imapired adolescents.
doi:10.37506/ijphrd.v11i4.4626 fatcat:isizzjfobzgirpnbk4kvs746ai