Temporomandibular disorders after orthognathic surgery in patients with mandibular prognathism with depression as a risk factor

Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 01/24/2013

The aim of the study is to examine the prevalence of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) after orthodontic–surgical treatment in patients with mandibular prognathism and analyze psychosocial variables related to TMD. Prevalence of TMD immediately after completion of orthodontic–surgical treatment for mandibular prognathism is similar to frequency of dysfunction in untreated subjects, is significantly higher in females and is most commonly myogenic. Furthermore, females show an increased level of chronic pain post–operatively. Somatization and depression levels do not differ between patients with corrected prognathism and untreated prognathic patients.

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