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May 3rd 2012 at 10:10 PM


Therapy should be directed to:

1. reduction in pain
2. improvement of functional limitation
3. slowing the progression of the disease

Conservative therapy is the most appropriate therapy in the DTM. This may include changes in habits, oral medication for pain, anti-inflammatory injections and intra-oral removable appliances. Surgery is reserved for those cases that do not undergo improvement with conservative therapy.

want to know what are the U.S. guidelines for DTM? Which therapy is right to do and what not effective? What tests do and what not needed for a correct diagnosis? We need something the kinesiography or electromyography? tmj no more

Vai to see the guidelines

The temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) require a multidisciplinary approach.

Like many other musculoskeletal disorders, the signs and symptoms of the DTM can be transient and self-limiting. For this conservative therapy is to be preferred and invasive therapies, or occlusal reconstruction surgery are avoided.

The team in charge of the DTM is the orthodontist, physiotherapist and a psychiatrist. Each of these figures must have a specific preparation in the field of gnathology, as the DTM are very peculiar of the alterations which require a specialized approach.

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