Temporomandibular Disorders (TMDs) are one of the most common disorders in the maxillofacial region which usually present with jaw pain or dysfunction, earache, headache, discomfort in chewing and locking of jaw. Early diagnosis is important because it is proven that acute TMDs respond well to treatment in contrast to chronic TMDs. Most patients improve with a combination of noninvasive therapies, including patient education, pharmacotherapy, physical therapy, and occlusal devices. Noninvasive or conservative therapy should be attempted before pursuing invasive or permanent therapy. The aim of this article is to review the methods of management of TMDs and their outcomes.
Key words: Temporomandibular disorder, Pain and dysfunction.
Received: 11 August 2018 Revised: 22 September 2018 Accepted: 23 September 2018
Corresponding author: Dr Sehajneet Kaur, BDS (Intern), Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Dental sciences & Research, Amritsar, Punjab, India
This article may be cited as: Kaur S, Singh R. Management of Temporomandibular Disorders- A brief review Part II. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2018;6(10):82-86.