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Interventions for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder: An Overview of Systematic Reviews

Last updated: May 9, 2019
Project Number: RE0035-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Report Type: Systematic review
Result type: Report

Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are disorders involving the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and associated structures, and affect approximately 5% to 12% of individuals. TMD can lead to chronic pain, tooth grinding, and cervical spine and mobility issues, all of which are precursors to more serious impairment of function. There are a plethora of different strategies to treat TMD, including pharmacological interventions, non-surgical interventions, and surgery. An overview and critical appraisal of systematic reviews relevant to the clinical effectiveness of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for TMD was conducted.