International Journal of Dentistry / 2011 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Evaluation by an Aeronautic Dentist on the Adverse Effects of a Six-Week Period of Microgravity on the Oral Cavity

Table 3

The symptoms of subjects before and on last day of HDT in 10 healthy persons.

ParametersBefore HDTLast day of HDT

Teeth pain while articulation of teeth01.0
Facial swellingNo swellingModerated oedema
Pain while closing or opening the mouth00.5
Salivary glandNormalModerated pain in submandibular and sublingual duct opening area and swelling
Pain while moderate pressing the facial region00.5
Facial expressionNormalAbnormal
Sensation testsNormalPain and temperature sensation are not present
Movements of tongueNormalDecreased in all direction
Jaw movementsNormalDecreased in all direction

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