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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists

Year : 2021  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 369-370
The temporomandibular joints disorders in patients with osteoporosis

1 Department of Oral Surgery and Oral Diagnosis, College of Dentistry, University of Babylon, Hillah, Iraq
2 Department of Dentistry, Alhilla University College, Hillah, Iraq

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Ali Qays Lilo Lilo
Department of Oral Surgery and Oral Diagnosis, College of Dentistry, University of Babylon, Hillah
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.325254

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Background: Osteoporosis is a skeletal and progressive behavioral disease with physically and psychologically significant consequences. Aims of the Study: Evaluate the presence and effects of Temporomandibular Joints Disorders in osteoporotic patients. Materials and Methods: Fifty-eight (58) patients with osteoporosis participated in this study as they were already diagnosed by Rheumatologists, physical and sport Rehabilitation physicians in Merjan Medical city/Babylon – Iraq between period February and August 2019. Results: Twenty-seven (27) patients with T. M. J clicking as anterior disk displacements, Seventeen (17) patients with spasm in muscles of mastication, and then finally Fourteen (14) out of 58 patients with subluxation and dislocation. Conclusions: Osteoporosis can have a significant impact on oral health.

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