temporomandibular disorders

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Definition

Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are medical and dental conditions affecting the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) and/or the masticatory muscles as well as the contiguous tissue structures. TMD pain is common in all ages in North American population and can be a factor for emotional and social impairment. 

 

Clinical Signs of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMDs)

1. Jaw Pain

2. Headaches

3. Jaw clicking/popping

4. Restricted jaw opening

5. Unstable bite

 

8 Most Common Patient Chief Complaints

1. It hurts to chew

2. My jaw makes popping noise

3. I can't open wide

4. My bite is uncomfortable

5. My ear aches

6. My jaw clicks and pops

7. My teeth hurt

8. I open and then can't close

 

Most Common Diagnoses

1. Muscle diagnoses

Myofascial pain

Myofascial pain with limited opening

2. Disc displacements

With reduction, with limited opening

Without reduction, without limited opening

3. Arthralgia, arthritis, arthrosis

Arthralgia

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthrosis

 

Management

Non-invasive therapies when indicated

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