Aim: The aim is to determine the prevalence of temporomandibular disorders and the neuromuscular system variations in scuba divers of the Italian Navy with commercial (CM) and personalized mouthpiece (PM) to identify the risk factors for the development of TMD signs and symptoms before and after diving. Material and Methods: 20 males (28-35 years) undergone to neuromuscular tests, spirometric and postural exams before and after diving, to MRI and CBCT. Results: The prevalence of TMD symptoms after diving was about 93% with CM and 38% with PM versus a 32% before diving, the neuromuscular answers after diving (T3) were highly different from rest situation before immersion (T0) (p<0,001); also postural aspects were different after diving (p<0.01). Conclusions: Scuba divers exhibiting TMD-related symptoms have met the greatest risk of developing TMJ dysfunction during and after the dive. Also in asymptomatic divers, before the dive, TMD was a common problem after it. Customized mouthpiece have reduced symptoms, significantly.
|Titolo:||Prevalence of craniomandibular disorders in Italian Navy scuba divers : customized vs commercial|
GARAGIOLA, UMBERTO (Primo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/28 - Malattie Odontostomatologiche|
|Citazione:||Prevalence of craniomandibular disorders in Italian Navy scuba divers : customized vs commercial / U. Garagiola, S. Pozzi Taubert, G. Ruffino, G. Farronato. ((Intervento presentato al 89. convegno Congress of the European Orthodontic Society tenutosi a Reykjavik nel 2013.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||14 - Intervento a convegno non pubblicato|