Tenderness in patients with craniomandibular disorders before and after the splint therapy part IV: Intraoral sites
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The order of pain was: 1. Lateral pterygoid muscle 2. Medial pterygoid muscle 3. Posterior part of tongue and Anterior belli of digastrics 5. Temporalis insertion and middle part of tongue 7. Anterior part of tongue. This order was constant before and after the splint therapy.
Intraoral sites showed significantly higher tenderness compared to corresponding intraoral sites. Temporalis showed 2.29 times or more in before treatment and 10.85 times or more after treatment. Medial pterygoid shows 1.47 times higher before and 5.32 times higher after treatment. Anterior belli of digastrics shows 1.34 times higher before and 2.49 times higher after treatment to the Posterior Belli of digastrics.
Key wordsTMD patient Splint therapy Tenderness test Tenderness change Intraoral sites Closing muscles Opening muscles Tongue
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