Evidence-Based Occlusal Management for Temporomandibular Disorders

Current mainstream treatments for temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are mainly conservative therapies. However, these conservative treatments are symptomatic treatments, not causal treatments. ...
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Prevalence of Temporomandibular Disorders

Pp. 3-19 (17)

Kengo Torii

Abstract

It has been estimated that the prevalence of temporomandibular disorders is in 20-30% of population, but the need for treatment is in less than 5%. However, early treatment is needed for individuals with limitation of opening mouth or pain during mandibular function.

Keywords:

Temporomandibular disorders, temoromandibular joint, epidemiological study, cross-sectional study, TMJ clicking, parafunction, lip biting, tongue biting, nail biting, facial pain, locking, bruxism, headache.

Affiliation:

General Dentistry of the Infirmary School of Life Dentistry Nippon Dental University Tokyo Japan.