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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Treatment Outcome of Temporomandibualr Disorders

Pp. 186-196 (11)

Kengo Torii

Abstract

Conservative treatments for temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are symptomatic treatments, and therefore, they cannot completely cure TMDs. The signs and symptoms of TMDs completely disappear by using occlusal equilibration in the muscular contact position (MCP). This is a causal treatment for TMDs. The evaluation of outcome of treatment should be performed to strictly confirm whether or not signs and symptoms have disappeared.

Keywords:

Conservative treatment, causal treatment, invasive treatment, occlusal adjustment, prosthetic treatment, disc dislocation, arthrogenous problem, myogenous problem, myofascial pain syndrome, medication, biofeedback, relaxation training, transcutaneous nerve stimulation, psychologic counseling, prosthesis, retruded contact position.

Affiliation:

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