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Case report involving temporomandibular dysfunction, eagle’s syndrome and torus mandibularis —Multidisciplinary approaches

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The prevalence of torus mandibularis, Eagle’s syndrome and parafunctional activity was reported to be higher in patients with temporomandibular joint dysfunction and might be useful as an indicator of increased risk of temporomandibular disorders. This study case report was to evaluate a 62-year-old female patient, with limited mandibular and cervical movements, articular and muscular pain, ear fullness, irritation of the lingual mucosa, discomfort associated with movement of her tongue, involving temporomandibular dysfunction, torus mandibularis and Eagle’s syndrome. The treatment comprehended the collection of data of Helkimo’s Clinical Dysfunction Index, electromyographic activity of the masseter and temporalis muscles in rest position and bite force, masticatory efficiency, speech evaluation and oclusal splint, after the excision of the stylohyoid process and mandibularis torus. The authors found a decrease in electromyographic activity of masticatory muscles, a reduction of painful symptoms throughout the region muscular and joint pains, an increase in the amplitude of mandibular movements, an improvement in masticatory efficiency and an increase in bite force.

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Hotta, T. , Sverzut, C. , Palinkas, M. , Bataglion, C. , Melchior, M. , Hirono Hotta, P. , Petenusci, S. and Hallak Regalo, S. (2013) Case report involving temporomandibular dysfunction, eagle’s syndrome and torus mandibularis —Multidisciplinary approaches. Open Journal of Stomatology, 3, 338-343. doi: 10.4236/ojst.2013.37057.

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