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Gibilisco/McNeill/Perry: Orofacial pain
Gibilisco, Joseph A. /McNeill, Charles /Perry, Harold T.

Orofacial pain
understanding temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders

1. Auflage 1994
Hardcover, 56 pages, 23 images (colored)
Language: English
Subject: Patient Education

Title-No.: 10291
ISBN 978-0-86715-211-1
Quintessence Publishing, Germany

Title out of print.

Written by experts who have long been involved with clinical research and with the trestment of TMD and orofacial pain, this book provides patients with muchneeded information and guidance simply and clearly. Patients will learn the possible origins of their pain and the options for treatment and management.


Introduction 2
How Does My Jaw Work? 4
The Temporomandibular Joint 4
The Jaw Muscles 6
What Are The Symptoms Of A TMJ Disorder (TMD)? 8
Jaw Pain 9
Headache 9
Jaw Noise 10
Difficulty Opening and Closing Jaw 10
Chewing and Biting Difficulty 12
What Causes TMD? 13
Bruxism 13
Bite or Occlusal Alterations 15
Injuries 16
Stress and Anxiety 16
Arthritis 18
Lengthy Dental Procedures 20
Other Factors 21
Does My Jaw Pain Mean I Have TMD? 22
Myofascial Pain Dysfunction Syndrome 23
Muscle Overuse Activities 24
How Can My Dentist Tell If I Have TMD? 25
History 25
Examination 26
Diagnostic Aids 28
What Treatment Options Are Available To Me? 29
Behavior Modification (Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques) 31
Medications 33
Physical Therapy 35
Orthopedic Appliance Therapy 44
Occlusal (Bite) Therapy 47
Surgery 48
Pain Management Center Referral 51
Will I always Have Pain And Difficulty Chewing? 53
Conclusion 55