Myofascial TMD, Multifactorial Ethiology with Multidisciplinary Approach- A Case Report
Received Date: July 20, 2020; Published Date:August 31, 2020
Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a broad term refers to pathophysiology related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), masticatory muscles and associated head and neck structures. It may present wide spectrum oral manifestations, such as abnormal tooth wear, soft and hard tissue injuries and facial pain . It has been a great challenge to clinically diagnose and to effectively manage this condition because of incomplete understanding and multifactorial etiology. A comprehensive examination following Diagnostic Criteria (DC/TMD) helps the clinicians with more proper clinical assessment of TMD patients . This indicates a multidisciplinary approach including dental treatment, oral orthotic device(s), pharmacotherapy, physical medicine and proper referrals to other health care providers including pain specialists.