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Evaluation of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and Oral Habits In Dentistry Faculty Students
Recep Türken1,Süleyman Kutalmış Büyük2,Yasin Yaşa3
1Ordu Üniversitesi, Diş Hekimliği Fakültesi Protetik Diş Tedavisi Anabilim Dalı, Ordu, Türkiye
2Ordu Üniversitesi, Diş Hekimliği Fakültesi Ortodonti Anabilim Dalı, Ordu, Türkiye
3Ordu Üniversitesi, Diş Hekimliği Fakültesi Ağız, Diş ve Çene Radyolojsi Anabilim Dalı, Ordu, Türkiye

Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in dentistry students and to evaluate the relationship between TMD and oral habits.

Patients and Methods: The prevalence and severity of TMD were evaluated in a total of 172 students from the Ordu University Faculty of Dentistry, 119 females and 53 males, using the Fonseca's questionnaire. In addition, the same students completed the Oral Behavior Checklist (OBC) questionnaire to assess the association of TMD with oral habits.

Results: According to the results of the Fonseca questionnaire, the prevalence of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) at any level was found to be 79.65% of the students who participated in the questionnaire. {According to the results of the Fonseca questionnaire, 79.65% of the participants experienced temporomandibular disroders (TMD) at any level}. The prevalence of TMD in female students was found to be statistically higher than male students (p <0.05). The OBC questionnaire results indicate that oral habits were related to TMD.

Conclusion: The Fonseca questionnaire provides the determination of TMD prevalence at a low cost for a short time. Early diagnosis of TMD, particularly in young populations, is important for the prognosis of the disease and provides for the prevention of future complications.

Keywords : Intracerebral hemorrhage, slit hemorrhage, thrombocytopenia