Evidence-Based Occlusal Management for Temporomandibular Disorders

Prevalence of Temporomandibular Disorders

Author(s): Kengo Torii

Pp: 3-19 (17)

DOI: 10.2174/9781608057832115010003

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


It has been estimated that the prevalence of temporomandibular disorders is in 20-30% of population, but the need for treatment is in less than 5%. However, early treatment is needed for individuals with limitation of opening mouth or pain during mandibular function.

Keywords: Temporomandibular disorders, temoromandibular joint, epidemiological study, cross-sectional study, TMJ clicking, parafunction, lip biting, tongue biting, nail biting, facial pain, locking, bruxism, headache.

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