Treatment Protocol Got TMJ or TMD - This Paper May Help

Cort

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This paper is a freebie. You can get the whole thing here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4405950/. It describes quite a few potential treatments for TMJ/TMD

Natl J Maxillofac Surg. 2014 Jul-Dec;5(2):109-16. doi: 10.4103/0975-5950.154810. Trends in management of myofacial pain. Pal US1, Kumar L2, Mehta G1, Singh N1, Singh G1, Singh M1, Yadav HK3.Author information

We systematically reviewed the myofascial pain publications in the literature. The aim of this article is to review the methods of management and their outcome and factors associated with prognosis. The topics of interest in the diagnostic process are myofascial trigger points electromyography, jaw tracking, joint sound recorder, sonography, and vibratography, exclusion of other orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders.

Management modalities are occlusal therapy, physiotherapy, multidimensional rehabilitation antinociceptive therapy, anti-inflammatory and analgesics, muscle relaxants, stretch, and spray technique, transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation, and in severe cases botulinum toxin may be tried.

The disease required interdisciplinary interaction in terms of occlusal therapy, antinociceptive therapy and physiotherapy because management of the disease may be influenced by the specialist primarily treating the patients.
 

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