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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Various Therapies Prior to Occlusal Equilibration

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Kengo Torii

Abstract

There have been various therapies to relieve the symptoms of temporomandibular disorders. These therapies are required to relax the masticatory muscles and to precisely analyze, and equilibrate an occlusion in the muscular contact position (MCP).

Keywords:

Masticatory muscles, occlusion, relaxation, appliance therapy, bite plane, occlusal splint, mandibular repositioning, muscle hyperactivity, anterior bite plate, electromyography, physical therapy, exercise therapy, biofeedback training, stress management, laser therapy, pharmacotherapy.

Affiliation:

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