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J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Jul;68(7):1560-4. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2009.06.027. Epub 2009 Dec 2.

Prevalence of temporomandibular disorders in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease: a case-controlled study.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Jordan University of Science and Technology Faculty of Dentistry, Irbid, Jordan. tareqgh@just.edu.jo

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The present study estimated the prevalence of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

A study group consisting of 60 adult patients (34 women and 26 men) diagnosed with GERD was matched by age and gender to a control group of 60 patients without any signs or symptoms of GERD. The diagnosis of TMD was established using the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders.

RESULTS:

Of the 60 patients in the study group, 22 (36.6%) had TMD compared with 11 (18.3%) in the control group (P = .025). Most patients with TMD in both groups were diagnosed with myofascial pain: 19 (31.7%) in the study group versus 9 (15%) in the control group (P = .031).

CONCLUSIONS:

The increased TMD prevalence in patients with GERD should be explored further to better characterize the association between TMD and GERD. The physicians treating the 2 disorders should consider the clinical implications of this association.

PMID:
19954879
DOI:
10.1016/j.joms.2009.06.027
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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