Oral Implications of Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a complex multisystem disorder of idiopathic origin characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and tenderness. It is the most common cause of chronic whole-body pain in the United States and affects 3% to 6% of the population worldwide. FM can result in severe functional impairments that may lead to diminished quality of life. Dental hygienists need to be cognizant of FM’s etiology and other characteristics because oral and perioral areas are frequently involved.
Worldwide, the incidence of fibromyalgia (FM) is 6.88 per 1,000 men and how many per 1,000 women?
While the condition is most common in middle-aged and older women, it also affects children and men.
The hallmark characteristic of FM is chronic and diffuse musculoskeletal pain.
Which of the following is part of the triad of symptoms that affect most patients with FM?
A comprehensive treatment approach that combines physical, psychological, and behavioral factors and includes pharmacological and nonpharmacological tactics is valuable in managing FM.
Patients with FM are how many times more likely to report facial pain than those without the disorder?
Patients with FM are at low risk of temporomandibular disorder (TMD).
Xerostomia is experienced by approximately what percentage of people with FM?
Open communication between a patient’s physician, physical therapist, psychologist, and oral health professional is important to optimize treatment and improve quality of life.
Patients with FM are easily able to tolerate long appointments.
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