- Volume 25 Issue 2
Diagnosis and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorder in Pregnant Women
임신부에서 측두하악장애의 진단과 치료
- Cha, Ji-Hyun (Department of Oral Medicine, College of Dentistry, Pusan National University) ;
- Park, June-Sang (Department of Oral Medicine, College of Dentistry, Pusan National University) ;
- Ko, Myung-Yun (Department of Oral Medicine, College of Dentistry, Pusan National University)
- Published : 2000.06.30
In this case report, I discussed the diagnosis and treatment of two pregnant women with temporomandibular disorders(TMD) who visited the Department of Oral Medicine, PNUH. Also, I reviewed some investigations of diagnosis and treatment of TMD in pregnant women. The obtained results were as follows; 1. No single X-ray diagnostic procedure for TMD results in radiation dose that threatens the well-being of the developing embryo and fetus. 2. Most non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(NSAIDs) have commonly used because these drugs are considered to be nonteratogenic, but these agents are not recommended for routine use after 3rd trimester. 3. Electro-acupuncture stimulation therapy(EAST) is contraindicated for 1st trimester, and ultrasonic deep heat therapy, microwave deep heat therapy, low level laser therapy, myo-monitor are not contraindicated for pregnant women but clinician must consider some risk of adverse fetal effects. 4. The occlusal stabilization splint may be used for pregnant women, if it is fabricated indirectly. 5. Surgical treatment is contraindicated for pregnant women.