Category Archives: Management of Temporomandibular Disorders


Examination The physical examtnation consists of an evaluation of the entire masticatory system. The head and neck should be  inspected for soft tissue asymmetry or evidence of rnus- .cular hypertrophy. The- patient should be observed for signs of jaw clenching or other habits. The masticatorymuscles should be systematically examined. The muscles should be palpated for the presence of tenderness, fascicuiations


Interview The patient’s history may be the most important part of  the evaluation, because it furnishes clues for the dlagnosis.The history begins with the chief complaint, which L’i a statement of the patient’s reasons for seeking consultation or treatment, The history of the present iliness should be comprehensive, including an accurate description of the patient’s symptoms, chronolog


EVALUATION The evaluatin of the patient with temporomandibular  dysfunctionr both is like that in any other diagnos thorough history, a physical examination of the masticatory system, and some type of routine ‘fMJ radiography. Special diagnostic studies should be performed only as indicated and not as routine studies.

Management of Temporomandibular Disorders

CHAPTER OUTLINE EVALUATION Interview Examination Radiographic Evaluation . Transcranial Radloqraphs : Panoramic Radiography Tomograms Temporomandibular Joint Arthrography Computed Tomography Magnetic Resonance Imaging Nuclear Imaging . Psychologic Evaluation CLASSIFICATION OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDERS Myofascial Pain Disk Displacement Disorders Anterior Disk D’splacernent with Reduction Anterior Disk Displa