The research was conducted at the Center for Treatment of Patients with Stomatognathic System
Dysfunction in the Department of Dentistry.
This work was set to establish a bilateral comparative analysis of the mandible angle bone density in young patients of both genders, in a sample of patients that characterize the mixed races in the Brazilian population, through computerized bone densitometry exam, aiming to provide assistance for future treatments that involve the composing bone structures of the stomatognathic system
A similar finding could be observed in the case report (23), in which the authors reported that the clinical picture of the participant had a negative impact on the activities of daily living, especially in functions related to the stomatognathic system
With the purpose of obtaining morphological and functional records in the stomatognathic system
, we sought to research and understand the effects on the masticatory muscles, of the clinical procedures performed in the oral cavity for the preparation of prosthetic devices in healthy individuals with temporomandibular dysfunction (Jaeger, 2013).
Open lips were associated with TMD, confirming that OMD may compromise the balance of the stomatognathic system
, (9) corroborating previous studies reporting an association between OMD and TMD.
Permanent teeth are an integral component of an efficient stomatognathic system
and their absence or loss can severely compromise the oral health related quality of life.
The post surgical effect usually has serious consequences as it disturbs both form and function of normal stomatognathic system
Although the musculature of the face suffers alterations throughout the life, the dental, partial or total loss, can emphasize and anticipate these alterations compromising the stomatognathic system
The Stomatognathic System
(SS) is composed of static structures (mandible, maxilla, dental arches, TMJs and hyoid bone) and dynamic structures (masticatory, supra and infrahyoid muscles and tongue, lips and cheek muscles) that act together (1) as they are balanced and controlled by the central nervous system performing the stomatognathic functions: suction, breathing, swallowing, speech and chewing.
Moreover, as factors associated with the patient, smoking and biological evolution (or involution) of the organs of the stomatognathic system
can also influence the problem.
1-6) Alterations in upper airway breathing, particularly during facial growth, may affect the development of structures and functions of the stomatognathic system
The trauma theory proposed by Zarb and Speck considered micro/macro trauma as a principal factor that initiate pathologic processes and dysfunction in different parts of the stomatognathic system
thus leading to the symptoms of temporomandibular disorders.