Aim- Self assessment of temporomandibular disorders symptoms present among dental students. Objective- To find out the prevalence of symptoms of temporomandibular disorders present in undergraduate and postgraduate students of BBDCODS, Lucknow. Materials and methods- A cross-sectional questionnaire based study was conducted among the undergraduate and postgraduate students in BBDCODS, Lucknow. A total of 508 questionnaires were distributed among the students and results were collected and analyzed statistically. Results- Among 508 dental students, 30% have clicking sound in their temporomandibular joint while opening mouth or chewing which were most common symptoms recorded. Headache or earache was recorded in 24% of the students. 12% of the students have difficulty in opening the mouth, 10% have difficulty in yawning and 8% have difficulty in chewing food. Conclusion- The results of this study allow us to conclude that TMJ sound was the most common symptom recorded among the students followed by headache and earache.
Key words: Temporomandibular disorders, clicking, self-awareness, temporomandibular joint.
Received: 3 December 2018 Revised: 27 December 2018 Accepted: 28 December 2018
Corresponding Author: Dr. Abhishek Banerjee,, PG student , Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Babu Banarasi Das University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
This article may be cited as: Banerjee A, GCK Shiva, Misra N, U Deepak, Upadhyay D, Verma S. Self Assessment of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) Symptoms Prevailing among Dental Students. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(1):17-20.