Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 9

Dry Needling for Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorder of Muscular Origin: A Functional Approach to the Stomatognathic System

Veridiana Wanshi Arnoni, Mariah Acioli Righetti, Nayara Soares da Silva, Karina F Bombonato-Prado, Isabela Hallak Regalo, Paulo Batista de Vasconcelos, Marcelo Palinkas*, Ligia Maria N Gonçalves, Simone Cecilio H Regalo and Selma Siéssere

Department of Basic and Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Brazil

*Corresponding Author: Marcelo Palinkas, Department of Basic and Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Received: August 07, 2023; Published: August 24, 2023

Abstract

Background: The aim of this longitudinal study was to evaluate the function of the stomatognathic system in subjects with muscle temporomandibular disorder before and after seven days of dry needling in the masseter muscles.

Materials and Methods: Twenty-one patients with temporomandibular disorders participated in this study. Dry needling was performed at trigger points of the masseter muscle. The following variables were evaluated: numerical visual scale, mandibular mobility, masticatory efficiency by electromyography of the masseter and temporal muscles, and occlusal force. Paired t-test and t-test were performed for the independent samples (p < 0.05).

Results: Pain decreased (p < 0.001) and mobility increased in right (p = 0.028) and left (p = 0.022) laterality. There was no statistically significant difference in masticatory efficiency. The analysis of occlusal force distribution showed an increase in force on the left side (p = 0.001).

Conclusion: Dry needling effectively improved the pain and function of the stomatognathic system in subjects with muscular temporomandibular disorders.

Keywords: Dry Needling; Pain; Temporomandibular Disorder; Mandibular Mobility; Masticatory Efficiency; Occlusion

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Citation

Citation: Marcelo Palinkas., et al. “Dry Needling for Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorder of Muscular Origin: A Functional Approach to the Stomatognathic System".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 7.9 (2023): 84-90.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2023 Marcelo Palinkas., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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