Pain Research and Management

Pain of Temporomandibular Disorders: From Etiology to Management


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1Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland

2National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

3Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany


Pain of Temporomandibular Disorders: From Etiology to Management

Description

Currently, temporomandibular disorders (TMD) refer to the causes responsible for the impaired function of the temporomandibular joints and the associated neuromuscular system, which may provoke pain and dysfunction of the masticatory system. The term TMD is not a diagnosis but rather a broad term that contains a number of disease entities, such as pain in masticatory muscles and temporomandibular joints, headache, and disturbances in jaw movements with or without sounds while opening and closing the mouth. TMD is the second most common musculoskeletal pain condition after chronic low back pain. Temporomandibular disorders have become a widespread social and economic problem for which annual spending only in North America is estimated at billions of US dollars. In recent years, there has been a very large and varied development of research focused into etiology, epidemiology, systematization, and management of TMD. Therefore, it is important to understand that only accurate and broad sensed explanation of etiopathogenesis and the unification of taxonomy provide an exhaustive understanding of the TMD.

The special issue aims at collecting multidisciplinary approaches on the pain of temporomandibular disorders in basic and clinical aspects. Current views included in this issue will hopefully allow us to assess a perspective of the TMD and to develop and familiarize ourselves with new researches related to multidisciplinary viewpoints.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Basic research on TMD pain origin
  • Clinical research on TMD pain origin
  • TMD pain epidemiology with or without financial aspects
  • TMD pain diagnostics (especially with clinical assessment of diagnostic tool validity)
  • Current approaches to multidisciplinary management of TMD pain
  • Conservative methods of TMD pain management
  • Invasive methods of TMD pain management
  • Drug therapy in TMD pain management
  • Dental management of TMD pain
  • Comorbidities in TMD pain
  • Diseases entities which can affect TMD pain

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4517042
  • - Editorial

Pain of Temporomandibular Disorders: From Etiology to Management

Mieszko Wieckiewicz | Yuh-Yuan Shiau | Klaus Boening
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8261090
  • - Clinical Study

Comparison between Collagen and Lidocaine Intramuscular Injections in Terms of Their Efficiency in Decreasing Myofascial Pain within Masseter Muscles: A Randomized, Single-Blind Controlled Trial

Aleksandra Nitecka-Buchta | Karolina Walczynska-Dragon | ... | Mieszko Wieckiewicz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8746858
  • - Review Article

Temporomandibular Disorders: “Occlusion” Matters!

Robert J. A. M. de Kanter | Pasquale G. F. C. M. Battistuzzi | Gert-Jan Truin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4182843
  • - Clinical Study

Electromyographic Analysis of Masticatory Muscles in Cleft Lip and Palate Children with Pain-Related Temporomandibular Disorders

Liliana Szyszka-Sommerfeld | Teresa Matthews-Brzozowska | ... | Krzysztof Woźniak
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4230583
  • - Research Article

Low-Level Laser Therapy for Temporomandibular Disorders: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis

Gang-Zhu Xu | Jie Jia | ... | Dong-Yuan Cao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5464985
  • - Clinical Study

Assessment of the Short-Term Effectiveness of Kinesiotaping and Trigger Points Release Used in Functional Disorders of the Masticatory Muscles

Danuta Lietz-Kijak | Łukasz Kopacz | ... | Edward Kijak
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7020751
  • - Research Article

Temporomandibular Disorders Related to Stress and HPA-Axis Regulation

Kordian Staniszewski | Henning Lygre | ... | Annika Rosén
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5053709
  • - Research Article

Temporomandibular Disorders among Dutch Adolescents: Prevalence and Biological, Psychological, and Social Risk Indicators

Carolina Marpaung | Frank Lobbezoo | Maurits K. A. van Selms
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7958034
  • - Clinical Study

Evaluation of C-Reactive Protein Level in Patients with Pain Form of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Malgorzata Pihut | Piotr Ceranowicz | Andrzej Gala
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1563716
  • - Research Article

Dentists’ Awareness of Physical Therapy in the Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders: A Preliminary Study

Inae C. Gadotti | Corey Hulse | ... | Daniela A. Biasotto-Gonzalez
Pain Research and Management
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