Temporomandibular disorders: Evaluation and management

Scott S. De Rossi, Martin S. Greenberg, Frederick Liu, Andrew Steinkeler

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Temporomandibular disorders remain a common cause of visits to primary care physicians, internists, pediatricians, and emergency departments. Advances in the clinical diagnosis, radiographic imaging, and classification of these disorders have improved long-term management. There are several types of disorders of the masticatory muscles and the temporomandibular joint as well as associated structures and each may have a complex cause, clinical course, and response to therapy. Host susceptibility plays a role at several stages of these disorders. Future research offers greater possibility in defining this heterogeneous group of disorders and providing more focused and effective treatment strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1353-1384
Number of pages32
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014


  • Arthralgia
  • Myalgia
  • Orofacial pain
  • TMJ surgery
  • Temporomandibular disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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