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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Causes and Contributing Factors of Temporomandibular Disorders

Pp. 20-34 (15)

Kengo Torii

Abstract

Various contributing factors for temporomandibular disorders have been enumerated; occlusal factors, trauma, habits (bruxism, lip-, tongue-, and nail-biting) and psychological factors. However, prominent factors have not been found.

Keywords:

Occlusion, habits, trauma, contributing factors, grinding, clenching, myofascial pain, muscle tenderness, headache, occlusal interferences, osteoarthrosis, clicking, crepitation, malocclusion, psychological factor.

Affiliation:

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