Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2005  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35--37

Management of temporo-mandibular joint ankylosis in growing children


ND Shashikiran, SV V Reddy, R Patil, G Yavagal 
 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, India

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N D Shashikiran
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere
India

Although temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis is one of the most common pathologies afflicting the facial skeleton, it is also the most overlooked and under-managed problem in children. The TMJ forms the very cornerstone of cranio-facial integrity and hence its ankylosis in growing children adversely affects the growth and development of the jaws and occlusion. Impairment of speech, difficulty in mastication, poor oral hygiene, rampant caries and acute compromise of the airway pose a severe psychologic burden on the tender minds of children. The aim of this article is to present an overview of efficient management strategies, based on a case report, so as to increase its awareness among all dental surgeons involved in the treatment of children.


How to cite this article:
Shashikiran N D, Reddy SV, Patil R, Yavagal G. Management of temporo-mandibular joint ankylosis in growing children.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2005;23:35-37


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Shashikiran N D, Reddy SV, Patil R, Yavagal G. Management of temporo-mandibular joint ankylosis in growing children. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2005 [cited 2020 Sep 21 ];23:35-37
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