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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2020, 8(5), 119-122
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-8-5-1
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Relationship of TMJ Clicking with Ear Problems and Headache

Basser Ali Abdullah1, and Gassan Yassin Hamed1

1Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Oral Medicine, College of Dentistry, Mosul, Iraq

Pub. Date: June 27, 2020

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Basser Ali Abdullah and Gassan Yassin Hamed. Relationship of TMJ Clicking with Ear Problems and Headache. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2020; 8(5):119-122. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-8-5-1


This research involve 450 patients with TMDs, this study include 271 women and 179 men, concerning the age, the sample age was extended from 13years to 65 years. Data were assessed numerically by Helkimo index, the most dominant age group was 21-30 years, 314 patients were complained from clicking(69.7%). Regarding the sex, female patients with clicking were most frequently represented, whom represent 191patients (60.8 %) from the total sample. Concerning ear problems, otalgia was the most prevalent symptom which represent (164) patients followed by tinnitus(124) patients, buzzing (77) patients and subjective hearing loss (42) patients .No significant differences were found between clicking and ear problems p≥0.001. Regarding headache 104 patients were suffering from headache, no significant differences p≥0.001 with headache in relation to sex and clicking were found in this study.

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