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OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of bio-oxidative ozone application at the points of greatest pain in patients with chronic masticatory muscle pain.

 

METHODS: A total number of 40 (40 women, with a mean age of 31.7) were selected after the diagnosis of myofacial pain dysfunction syndrome according to the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorder (RDC/TMD). The patients were randomly divided into two groups; patients received the ozone therapy at the point of greatest pain, ozone group (n = 20); patients received the sham ozone therapy at the point of greatest pain, placebo group (n = 20). Ozone and placebo were applied three times per week, for a total of 6 sessions. Mandibular movements were examined, masticator muscles tenderness were assessed and Pressure Pain Threshold (PPT) values were obtained. Subjective pain levels were evaluated using Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). These assessments were performed at baseline, 1 month and 3 months.

 

RESULTS: Ozono therapy decreased pain intensity and increased PPT values significantly from baseline to 1 monthand 3 months in Ozone Group (OG) compared with Placebo Group (PG). PPTs of the temporal (OG=24,85±6,65, PG=20,65±5,43, p=.035) and masseter (OG=19,03±6,42, PG=14,23±2,95, p=.007) muscles at 3 months control (T2) were significantly higher in the OG group. PPT value of the lateral pole (LP) was also significantly higher at T2 in the OG group (OG=21,25±8,43, PG=15,35±4,18, p=.012). Mandibular movements did not show significant differences between treatment groups except right lateral excursion (RLE) values at T2 (OG=8,90±1,77, PG=6,85±2,41, p=.003), however, OG demonstrated significanty better results over time. Overall improvements in VAS scores from baseline to 3 months were: OG 67.7%; PG 48,4%.

 

CONCLUSION: Although ozone therapy can be accepted as an alternative treatment modality in the management of masticatory muscle pain, sham ozone therapy (placebo) showed significant improvements in the tested parameters. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Journal Article

Title

A catalyst for change

Author

Cronshaw, M A

Publication

British Dental Journal

Volume

200

Issue

2

Pages

63-64

Date

Jan 28, 2006

Journal Abbr

Br Dent J

DOI

10.1038/sj.bdj.4813183

ISSN

0007-0610

URL

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16444200

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NCBI PubMed

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Title

A review of the properties and applications of ozone in endodontics: an update.

Author

Mohammadi, Z.

Author

Shalavi, S.

Author

Soltani, M.K.

Author

Asgary, S.

Abstract

Ozone is a triatomic molecule consisting of three oxygen atoms. It is applied to oral tissues in the forms of ozonated water, ozonated olive oil and oxygen/ozone gas. This paper presents a brief review on the chemistry of ozone as well as its medical and dental applications focusing on its use in endodontics. Ozone's antimicrobial activity, its effect on dentin bonding, toxicity and contra-indications are also reviewed.

Publication

Iran Endod J

Volume

8

Issue

2

Pages

40-3

Date

2013

URL

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23717326

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