Open Access Case Report

Myofascial TMD, Multifactorial Ethiology with Multidisciplinary Approach- A Case Report

Evangelista De Leon Reimy1, Cheung Andy2, Donavon Khosrow Aroni1 and Marefat Mahpareh3*

1Department of Diagnostic sciences, Craniofacial Pain and Headache Division, School of Dental Medicine, Tufts University, USA

2School of Dental Medicine, Tufts University, USA

3Department of Periodontology, School of Dental Medicine, Tufts University, USA

Corresponding Author

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 [1]. 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 [2]. 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.

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