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Hormonal Fluctuations Intensify Temporomandibular Disorder Pain Without Impairing Masticatory Function

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Reis Vilanova, Larissa Soares [1] ; Simek Vega Goncalves, Thais Marques [1] ; Meirelles, Lis [1] ; Rodrigues Garcia, Renata Cunha Matheus [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Piracicaba Dent Sch, Dept Prosthodont & Periodontol, BR-13414903 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Prosthodontics; v. 28, n. 1, p. 72-74, JAN-FEB 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 9

Purpose: The influence of hormonal fluctuations on pain and mastication was evaluated in patients with painful temporomandibular disorder (TMD) symptoms. Materials and Methods: Fifty women were assigned to menstrual cycle and oral contraceptive groups (n = 25). Their TMD was diagnosed by Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders. Pain levels, maximum oclusal force (MOF), and masticatory performance (MP) were measured in all menstrual cycle phases. Results: A lower pain level was observed in the ovulatory phase when compared to menstrual and luteal phases (P = .02). No differences were found regarding MOF (P = .20) or MP (P = .94). Conclusions: Hormonal fluctuations intensify pain in women with symptomatic TMD without impairing mastication. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/09551-4 - Effect of female hormones on pain sensitivity, bite force and masticatory performance of TMD patients
Grantee:Renata Cunha Matheus Rodrigues Garcia
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants