Evaluation of the short-term efficacy of transdermal ozone therapy in turkish patients with internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint


ÖZALP Ö., Yildirimyan N., SİNDEL A., ALTAY M. A., KİŞNİŞCİ R. Ş.

Pesquisa Brasileira em Odontopediatria e Clinica Integrada, vol.19, no.1, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.4034/pboci.2019.191.44
  • Journal Name: Pesquisa Brasileira em Odontopediatria e Clinica Integrada
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Keywords: Temporomandibular Joint Disorders, Facial Pain, Ozone, Administration, Cutaneous, HOME PHYSICAL-THERAPY, MANUAL THERAPY, DISORDERS, MANAGEMENT, PAIN, EXERCISE, GAS
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Objective: To investigate the efficacy of transdermal high-frequency ozone therapy in the management of pain and pain-related restricted jaw movements in patients with internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Material and Methods: This retrospective study included 40 patients who had received transdermal high-frequency ozone therapy for the management of disc displacement with reduction of the TMJ. Subjects were treated 3 times for one week with a bio-oxidative high-frequency ozone generator with an intensity of 80% for ten minutes bilaterally. Pain scores and maximal interincisal opening (MIO) values of the patients were evaluated before and after the treatment. Results: An increase in the mean MIO value was achieved following the ozone therapy, however, the difference was not statistically significant (p=0.350). A statistically significant decrease in the mean pain score (48.13 ± 27.75) was observed following the ozone therapy. Conclusion: Transdermal application of high frequency ozone may be a good alternative for management of pain and pain-related restricted jaw movements in patients with internal derangement of the TMJ.