Evidence-Based Occlusal Management for Temporomandibular Disorders

Possible Mechanism of Temporomandibular Disorders

Author(s): Kengo Torii

Pp: 150-171 (22)

Doi: 10.2174/9781608057832115010010

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Regarding the mechanism of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), TMD pain including muscle tenderness to palpation is considered to be caused by masticatory muscle fatigue induced with occlusal discrepancy. Temporomandibualr joint (TMJ) derangement is considered to be occurred due to mandibular displacement from muscular position to habitual position.

Keywords: TMJ derangement, muscle fatigue, muscle tenderness, muscle spasm, masticatory muscles, neuralgias, earache, jawache, ethyl chloride spray, tensional factors, malocclusion, disc displacement, myofascial pain, capsulitis, trigger point, postural habits, vascular headache, nociceptor, occlusal discrepancy.

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