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Causes[ edit ] TMD is a symptom complex i. Disc displacement[ edit ] In people with TMD, it has been shown that the lower head of lateral pterygoid contracts during mouth closing when it should relax , and is often tender to palpation. To theorize upon this observation, some have suggested that due to a tear in the back of the joint capsule, the articular disc may be displaced forwards anterior disc displacement , stopping the upper head of lateral pterygoid from acting to stabilize the disc as it would do normally. As a biologic compensatory mechanism, the lower head tries to fill this role, hence the abnormal muscle activity during mouth closure. There is some evidence that anterior disc displacement is present in proportion of TMD cases. Anterior disc displacement with reduction refers to abnormal forward movement of the disc during opening which reduces upon closing. Anterior disc displacement without reduction refers to an abnormal forward, bunched-up position of the articular disc which does not reduce. In this latter scenario, the disc is not intermediary between the condyle and the articular fossa as it should be, and hence the articular surfaces of the bones themselves are exposed to a greater degree of wear which may predispose to osteoarthritis in later life. The term arthrosis may cause confusion since in the specialized TMD literature it means something slightly different from in the wider medical literature. In medicine generally, arthrosis can be a nonspecific term for a joint, any disease of a joint or specifically degenerative joint disease , and is also used as a synonym for osteoarthritis. Over time, either with normal use or with parafunctional use of the joint, wear and degeneration can occur, termed osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune joint disease, can also affect the TMJs. Degenerative joint diseases may lead to defects in the shape of the tissues of the joint, limitation of function e. The interactions of these biological systems have been described as a vicious "anxiety-pain-tension" cycle which is thought to be frequently involved in TMD. Put simply, stress and anxiety cause grinding of teeth and sustained muscular contraction in the face.

TMD is often viewed as a repetitive motion disorder of the masticatory structures. It has many similarities to musculoskeletal disorders of other parts of the body, and therapeutic approaches for other musculoskeletal disorders generally apply to this disorder as well 1 , 2 , 4.

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Similar to other repetitive motion disorders, TMD self-management instructions routinely encourage patients to rest their masticatory muscles by voluntarily limiting their use, i. The self-management instructions also encourage awareness and elimination of parafunctional habits e. Less commonly, individuals seek TMD therapy for TMJ catching or locking, masticatory stiffness, limited mandibular range of motion, TMJ dislocation, and unexplained change in their occlusion anterior or posterior open bite, or shift in their mandibular midline.

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However, TMJ noises are common among the general population, are generally not a concern for individuals or practitioners, are not commonly treated, and do not generally respond as well to therapy as pain 1 , 2 , 6 — 9. The purpose of this clinical perspective is to describe the examination and treatment of TMD from both a dentist's and a physical therapist's perspective. There may also be episodes of sharp pain, and when the pain worsens, the primary pain quality may become a throbbing sensation.

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Solid foundation of the anatomical, physiological, and biomechanical aspects of the masticatory system gives you the basic foundation for clinical use.

Part I: Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Masticatory System 2.

Functional Neuroanatomy and Physiology of the Masticatory System 3. Alignment and Occlusion of the Dentition 4. Mechanics of Mandibular Movement 5. Criteria for Optimal Functional Occlusion 6. Causes of Functional Disturbances in the Masticatory System 8. The authors concluded that occlusion is considered a secondary factor in TMD etiology, which has a multifactorial aspect.

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Yet, TMD incidence was very similar in treated and untreated patients. It was also reported that orthodontic treatment has no relationship with TMD signs and symptoms when considering a successful orthodontic treatment. According to McNamara 26 , the relationship between orthodontic treatment and TMD can be summarized in few topics: TMD signs and symptoms may exist in healthy individuals; TMD may develop during orthodontic treatment, but it does not cause TMD; Orthodontic treatment performed during adolescence does not alter TMD risks; There is no evidence that orthodontic mechanics can predispose the subject to a higher risk for TMD; Even though the accomplishment of a stable occlusion is one of the orthodontic goals, TMD cannot be attributed to the failure in achieving this aim; There is little evidence that orthodontic treatment can prevent TMD.

Orthopedics and TMD Orthopedic treatment was first considered an etiologic factor of TMD because condyle position can be affected when mandibular protrusion is assumed with the use of orthopedic appliances.

This type of therapy is worldwide used for correction of Class II in patients with mandibular deficiency. Several studies 30 , 31 , 41 have been conducted to evaluate TMD risks caused by the alterations in condyle position.

Pancherz 32 reported an increase in muscular sensitivity in patients treated with mandibular repositioning appliances in the first 3 months. After 12 months these symptoms disappeared, which was explained based on the great level of TMJ adaptation. This finding is corroborated by Sfondrini, et al. When considering condyle position, studies based on MRI findings before and after orthopedic treatment 33 , 34 , 36 , 37 have demonstrated a tendency of condyle to return to its original position after the treatment is completed.

It is worth mentioning that those reports do not consider the absence of condyle concentricity as a condition for joint health. Even though anterior condyle position was partially maintained after orthopedic treatment with Herbst or Bionator appliances, this advanced mandibular position could improve joint pain in symptomatic subjects.

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This fact is due to the partial time repositioning appliances for these patients, which induce a retrodiscal adaptation, and an improvement of TMJ pain 6. To effectively deal with orthodontic patients, the professional should have a comprehensive knowledge of TMD, which would improve the quality of the treatment.

Even considering that orthodontic treatment does not represent a great risk to develop TMD signs and symptoms, there is also no evidence that orthodontic treatment prevents TMD. Based on this, it is mandatory that the clinician performs a thorough examination before initiating any sort of rehabilitation treatment, such as orthodontic therapy. Patient examination For most patients, the examination process includes a detailed clinical interview and a comprehensive physical inspection.

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Temporomandibular joint TMJ imaging and additional tests as serology and electromyography are necessary only for very few specific cases. Physical examination must include investigation of the mandibular active range of motion AROM , standardized TMJ and masticatory and cervical muscle palpation, as well as inspection of articular joint sounds. In case of any abnormality, the orthodontist should refer the patient to a TMD specialist to perform TMD management prior to the starting the orthodontic therapy.

The clinical interview of the TMD patient should be well documented and must contain questions regarding the onset of the problem, previous diagnosis and performed treatment 2 , 24 , Anamnesis The following information should be part of a comprehensive history: chief complaints, history of present illness, past medical and dental history, review of the systems systemic conditions that can enhance or cause the pain sensation and psychosocial history.

History review is the most important part of the examination process.

The first question to be done is about the chief complaint, which is the main reason that made the patient seek help. This information is of great importance because even if the patient has many complaints, the attenuation or resolution of the main problem may improve the general status and quality of life 2 , 24 , Each complaint should be listed separately in order of importance to the patient, and shall contain information about: - Onset: it relates to when the patient first noticed the symptoms and is important in order to define for how long the patient has been sick.

This information is useful to determine whether the patient has an acute or chronic condition, which is crucial for the establishment of a proper therapy.

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