MODERN ASPECTS IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDERS
Temporomandibular disorders are a complex, heterogeneous, and multifactorial group of pathologies of the stomatognathic system that require precise modern diagnostics and various therapies depending on the specific disease. The commonly associated comorbid conditions of TMDs require the application of an interdisciplinary approach emphasizing on evidence-based prevention, diagnosis, and treatment strategies.
There is a discussion of the results of cutting-edge therapy modalities, about which the worldwide literature contains relatively little information.
We address a number of conditions, such as distortion due to hypomobility of the contralateral joint and osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint, as well as the role of Superluminous cluster devices in myofascial pain, contracture management, joint extension and mobilization techniques. A detailed description of pharmacotherapy as well as the pain-reducing effect of combined phototherapy for the various types of TMDs are also included.
The presentation highlights advancements in the field of temporomandibular disorders and attempts to improve the treatment of patients with these conditions. Clinicians from a variety of disciplines will find it helpful, and it will help to coordinate treatment and diagnostic procedures in various healthcare settings.