- Volume 12 Issue 1
A Feature of Maintaining the Maximum Bite Force on Central Incisors in Adult Females with Signs and Symptoms of Temporomandibular Disorders
측두하악장애를 가진 성인여성에 있어 중절치부 최대교합력 유지양상
- Kim, Chung Min (Department of Dentistry, Graduate School, Chonbuk National University) ;
- Shin, Geum Baek (Department of Dentistry, Graduate School, Chonbuk National University)
- Published : 1987.12.30
In order to evaluate the effect of signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders on the bite force of anterior teeth, the author estimated a feature of maintaining the maximum bite force on central incisors in Korean 34 adult females with signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders (TMD group) and in Korean 31 adult females within normal masticatory function far from any sign or symptom of TMD (control group), and analyzed the data statistically. The obtained results were as follows: 1. There was not a significant difference of the maximum bite force on central incisors between TMD group and control group (P>0.05). 2. The duration of maintaining the maximum bite force on central incisors in TMD group was shorter than it in control group (P<0.01).