MORPHOLOGICAL CHANGES SEEN IN THE CONDYLE ASSOCIATED WITH AGE, DENTITION AND TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDERS
1Ghayathri Vijaya Kumaran, Sree Devi
The aim of this research is to evaluate the morphological changes in the condylar and its association with age, dentition and temporomandibular disorders by using panoramic radiograph. Patients may complain of severe pain, discomfort, restriction of mouth opening, clicking sound and more in the temporomandibular region and therefore it will be correlated with the temporomandibular disorders. The study consists of 100 individuals who visited Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, India and categorized into 4 groups according to age: 3-10, 15-20,30-50 and 60-80 years with 25 patients in each group. Patients were subjected for digital panoramic radiographs. A questionnaire consisting of 12 questions was designed to record the symptoms and clinical examination was performed to record the signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders.
Morphological changes, temporomandibular, condyle, disorders.