Treatment Outcome of Temporomandibualr Disorders
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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.
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.
General Dentistry of the Infirmary School of Life Dentistry Nippon Dental University Tokyo Japan.