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Deep pain sensitivity is correlated with oral-health-related quality of life but not with prosthetic factors in complete denture wearers

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Title
Deep pain sensitivity is correlated with oral-health-related quality of life but not with prosthetic factors in complete denture wearers
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Journal of Applied Oral Science, December 2015
DOI 10.1590/1678-775720150174
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COSTA, Yuri Martins, PORPORATTI, André Luís, HILGENBERG-SYDNEY, Priscila Brenner, BONJARDIM, Leonardo Rigoldi, CONTI, Paulo César Rodrigues, COSTA, Yuri Martins, PORPORATTI, André Luís, HILGENBERG-SYDNEY, Priscila Brenner, BONJARDIM, Leonardo Rigoldi, CONTI, Paulo César Rodrigues

Abstract

Low pressure Pain Threshold (PPT) is considered a risk factor for Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) and is influenced by psychological variables. Objectives To correlate deep pain sensitivity of masticatory muscles with prosthetic factors and Oral-Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) in completely edentulous subjects. Material and Methods A total of 29 complete denture wearers were recruited. The variables were: a) Pressure Pain Threshold (PPT) of the masseter and temporalis; b) retention, stability, and tooth wear of dentures; c) Vertical Dimension of Occlusion (VDO); d) Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP) adapted to orofacial pain. The Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, the Pearson Product-Moment correlation coefficient, the Spearman Rank correlation coefficient, the Point-Biserial correlation coefficient, and the Bonferroni correction (α=1%) were applied to the data. Results The mean age (standard deviation) of the participants was of 70.1 years (9.5) and 82% of them were females. There were no significant correlations with prosthetic factors, but significant negative correlations were found between the OHIP and the PPT of the anterior temporalis (r=-0.50, 95% CI-0.73 to 0.17, p=0.005). Discussion The deep pain sensitivity of masticatory muscles in complete dentures wearers is associated with OHRQoL, but not with prosthetic factors.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 15%
Student > Bachelor 10 14%
Other 5 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 7%
Researcher 5 7%
Other 19 26%
Unknown 18 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 38 52%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 1%
Psychology 1 1%
Other 3 4%
Unknown 23 32%