Effect of MET versus Ultrasound Therapy in TMJD Patients
Objective: To compare the Effect of MET versus Ultrasound Therapy in TMJD Patients
Background: Temporomandibular disorder is a major cause of nondental pain in the orofacial region and is considered to be a sub classification of musculoskeletal disorders. In many patients with temporomandibular dysfunction the most common complaint is not about temporomandibular joints but rather the muscles of mastication. Therefore the terms TMJ dysfunction or TMJ disorder are actually inappropriate of many of these complaints. It is for this reason that the American dental association adopted the term “temporomandibular disorder
Study design: Experimental design
Methods: A total of 40 subjects were recruited (39 males and 1 female),(4 patients of MET group discontinued their treatment because of personal reasons) in the study of myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome diagnosed by the dental practitioner as per inclusion and exclusion criteria from the different dental clinics. 20 subjects were placed in the ultrasound group (group A) and 16 subjects in the muscle energy technique group (group B).
Results: significant improvement of pain on within group analysis of VAS for both group A (p <.05) and group B (p < .05. Groups analysis which states no significant result for VAS (p >.05. Between groups analysis which states no significant result for VAS (p >.05).
Conclusion: The conclusion of the study states that ultrasound and MET both are effective therapies for MPDS. MET shows more significant results compared with ultrasound for mandibular mouth opening
Keywords: MET, ultrasoundtherapy, Temporomandibular, VAS, pterygoidmuscle