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Assessment of pain and discomfort during early orthodontic treatment of skeletal Class III malocclusion using the Removable Mandibular Retractor Appliance.
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PMID:  23758461     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
AIM To determine the degree of pain and discomfort during the orthodontic treatment of skeletal Class III malocclusion using the Removable Mandibular Retractor (RMR). MATERIALS AND METHODS The sample consisted of 33 skeletal Class III patients (17 males and 16 females; average age: 7.5 ± 1.33 years) who had been assigned to the RMR treatment group in a randomised controlled trial comparing this treatment versus a control group of no treatment at the Orthodontic Department, University of Al-Baath Dental School in Syria. Pain and discomfort were assessed using standardised questionnaires at the following assessment times: 7 days (T1), 14 days (T2), 6 weeks (T3), 3 months (T4) and 6 months (T5) after appliance insertion. RESULTS Levels of pain and discomfort decreased gradually by time in general. No significant changes in the levels of pain, tooth sensitivity and soft tissues tension were detected, whereas a significant decrease in the levels of pressure, impaired speech, impaired swallowing and lack of confidence in public was observed two weeks following appliance insertion. Mandibular constraint feeling required three months to decrease significantly. No difference was found between males and females with regard to acceptance. CONCLUSION The RMR is well accepted by Class III patients in the early mixed dentition.
M Saleh; M Y Hajeer; A Al-Jundi
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of paediatric dentistry : official journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1591-996X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Paediatr Dent     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
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Created Date:  2013-06-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101121881     Medline TA:  Eur J Paediatr Dent     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  119-24     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Orthodontic Department, University of Al-Baath Dental School Hamah, Syria.
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