+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Evaluation of the stomatognathic system in patients with rheumatoid arthritis according to the research diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders



Evaluation of the stomatognathic system in patients with rheumatoid arthritis according to the research diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders



Cranio 28(3): 181-186



The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical features of stomatognathic dysfunction in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The study sample consisted of 40 patients with RA (34 female, 6 male), mean age 44 years, recruited at the Rheumatology Division of the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy. The inclusion criteria were diagnosis of RA according to the criteria of the American Rheumatism Association (ARA). In the study, 82.5% (n=33) of patients affected by RA satisfied at least the criteria of one diagnosis of temporomandibular disorders (TMD), according to the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD). The results are in agreement with the literature and the prevalence of such involvement ranges between 53% and 94% of patients. Several studies reported an involvement of the stomatognathic system in RA. In fact, RA can affect the temporomandibular joint as much as any other synovial joint. A more thorough analysis is required for a multidisciplinary approach to gnathological patients, including assessment by a rheumatologist. This issue and its epidemiologic relevance need further scientific research. Dentistry has a fundamental role in this process since patients who present with a systemic disease such as RA can be recognized and intercepted and referred to medical specialists, i.e., rheumatologists, to provide a diagnosis and therapy.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 053088094

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 20806736

DOI: 10.1179/crn.2010.025


Related references

Evaluation of the Prevalence of Temporomandibular Joint Involvement in Rheumatoid Arthritis Using Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders. Journal of Dentistry 15(6): 332-338, 2018

Comorbidity between depression and anxiety in patients with temporomandibular disorders according to the research diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders. Journal of Oral and Facial Pain and Headache 29(2): 135-143, 2015

Subtyping patients with temporomandibular disorders in a primary health care setting on the basis of the research diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders axis II pain-related disability: a step toward tailored treatment planning?. Journal of Oral and Facial Pain and Headache 29(2): 126-134, 2015

The association between research diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorder findings and biting force and endurance in patients with temporomandibular disorders. Pain Medicine 2(1): 35-45, 2001

Temporomandibular joint damage in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Diagnostic validity of diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 46(10): 883-884, 2019

Temporomandibular joint damage in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Diagnostic validity of diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 46(5): 450-459, 2019

Longitudinal outcome of temporomandibular disorders: a 5-year epidemiologic study of muscle disorders defined by research diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders. Journal of Orofacial Pain 17(1): 9-20, 2003

Masticatory muscle disorders diagnostic criteria: the American Academy of Orofacial Pain versus the research diagnostic criteria/temporomandibular disorders (RDC/TMD). Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 39(12): 941-947, 2013

Prevalence of temporomandibular disorders discovered incidentally during routine dental examination using the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders. Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology 125(3): 250-259, 2018

Prevalence of signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders in children in the State of Puebla, Mexico, evaluated with the research diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders (RDC/TMD). Acta Odontologica Latinoamericana 23(3): 228-233, 2010

Prevalence of Temporomandibular Disorders in an Adult Brazilian Community Population Using the Research Diagnostic Criteria (Axes I and II) for Temporomandibular Disorders (The Maringá Study). International Journal of Prosthodontics 28(6): 600-609, 2016

Translating the research diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders into German: evaluation of content and process. Journal of Orofacial Pain 20(1): 43-52, 2006

Translating the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders into Malay: evaluation of content and process. Journal of Orofacial Pain 22(2): 131-138, 2008

The Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders. IV: evaluation of psychometric properties of the Axis II measures. Journal of Orofacial Pain 24(1): 48-62, 2010

Study on Japan Rheumatism Association diagnostic criteria for early rheumatoid arthritis. Prospective evaluation of diagnostic criteria for early rheumatoid arthritis. Ryumachi 40(1): 54-59, 2000