Conservative treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders

...is it effective?

Many interventions are used in the management of patients suffering from Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), but the clinical effectiveness of these non-surgical therapies is not well-documented.

With an estimated 6-12% of the general population - predominantly women - struggling with TMD, there is an important role for non-surgical clinical management.

In this systematic review with meta-analysis, 23 RCTs investigating the effectiveness of conservative treatment for TMD are included. The results show evidence of improvement of two of the most common symptoms: pain reduction and mouth opening.


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