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 Symptoms of Temporomandibular Disorders

Pp. 172-185 (14)

Kengo Torii

Abstract

Tension type headache is considered to manifest occur due to hypertension of masticatory muscles induced by occlusal discrepancy. Aural symptoms are also considered to occur due to hypertension of masticatory muscles or fatigue related to them. Burning mouth syndrome and glossodynia are considered to be caused by chorda tympani squeezed between malleus and incus.

Keywords:

Tension type headache, burning mouth syndrome, glossodynia, facial pain, recurrent headache, clenching, TMJ pain dysfunction, muscle pain, stomatognathic treatment, migraine, muscle contraction headache, occlusal discrepancy, tinnitus, tensor tympani muscle, vertigo, otalgia, Ménière’s disease.

Affiliation:

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