ChiroACCESS Clinical Review



Temporomandibular Joint Disorders: Prevention

This information is provided to you for use in conjunction with your clinical judgment and the specific needs of the patient.

Lead Author(s): 

Dwain M. Daniel, D.C.

  

How this evidence was rated:

Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT)



Published on

September 13, 2010

Text Size:     
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a condition that has multiple etiologies.  Pain in the temporomandibular region can arise as the result of myofascial dysfunction, arthralgia, internal derangement of the joint or as part of a larger psychosocial complex of symptoms.  It should be noted that the natural course of TMD results in 31% of patients remaining symptomatic after 5 years while 33% enter remission and 36% have recurrent symptoms (1).

AttentionIn order to view the full content of this review, which includes information broken down by topic, you must be a registered user of ChiroACCESS. The primary mission of ChiroACCESS is to disseminate accurate user-friendly information to practicing chiropractors, faculty and students of chiropractic in order to ensure the best possible patient care.

Please click on the following link in order to register at ChiroACCESS and view the full detail of this clinical review.

If you already have an account, you may log in at this time.



References

1. 

Rammelsberg P, LeResche L, Dworkin S, Mancl L. Longitudinal outcome of temporomandibular disorders: a 5-year epidemiologic study of muscle disorders defined by research diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders. J Orofac Pain 2003; 17(1):9-20.

 [ Medline ID 12756926 ]

2. 

Huang GJ, LeResche L, Critchlow CW, Martin MD, Drangsholt MT. Risk factors for diagnostic subgroups of painful temporomandibular disorders (TMD). J Dent Res 2002; 81(4):284-288.

 [ Medline ID 12097315 ]

3. 

Johansson A, Unell L, Carlsson G, Soderfeldt B, Halling A, Widar F. Associations between social and general health factors and symptoms related to temporomandibular disorders and bruxism in a population of 50-year-old subjects. Acta Odontol Scand 2004; 62(4):231-237.

 [ Medline ID 15513420 ]

4. 

Macfarlane TV, Gray RJM, Kincey J, Worthington HV. Factors associated with the temporomandibular disorder, pain dysfunction syndrome (PDS): Manchester case-control study. Oral Dis 2001; 7(6):321-330.

 [ Medline ID 11834094 ]

5. 

Macfarlane TV, Gray RJM, Kincey J, Worthington HV. Factors associated with the temporomandibular disorder, pain dysfunction syndrome (PDS): Manchester case-control study. Oral Dis 2001; 7(6):321-330.

 [ Medline ID 11834094 ]

6. 

Sato F, Kino K, Sugisaki M, Haketa T, Amemori Y, Ishikawa T et al. Teeth contacting habit as a contributing factor to chronic pain in patients with temporomandibular disorders. J Med Dent Sci 2006; 53(2):103-109.

 [ Medline ID 16913571 ]

7. 

Wiesinger B, Malker H, Englund E, Wanman A. Back pain in relation to musculoskeletal disorders in the jaw-face: a matched case-control study. Pain 2007 Oct;131(3):311-9.

 [ Medline ID 17459585 ]

8. 

Wiesinger B, Malker H, Englund E, Wanman A. Does a dose-response relation exist between spinal pain and temporomandibular disorders? BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2009;10:28.

 [ Medline ID 19254384 ]

9. 

Strine TW, Hootman JM. US national prevalence and correlates of low back and neck pain among adults. Arthritis Rheum 2007 May 15;57(4):656-65.

 [ Medline ID 17471542 ]

10. 

Lim PF, Smith S, Bhalang K, Slade GD, Maixner W. Development of temporomandibular disorders is associated with greater bodily pain experience. Clin J Pain 2010 Feb;26(2):116-20.



11. 

Sato F, Kino K, Sugisaki M, Haketa T, Amemori Y, Ishikawa T et al. Teeth contacting habit as a contributing factor to chronic pain in patients with temporomandibular disorders. J Med Dent Sci 2006; 53(2):103-109.

 [ Medline ID 16913571 ]

12. 

Reinhardt R, Tremel T, Wehrbein H, Reinhardt W. The unilateral chewing phenomenon, occlusion, and TMD. Cranio 2006; 24(3):166-170.

 [ Medline ID 16933456 ]

13. 

Clark GT. Etiologic theory and the prevention of temporomandibular disorders. Adv Dent Res 1991; 5:60-66.

 [ Medline ID 1819285 ]

14. 

Carroll LJ, Ferrari R, Cassidy JD. Reduced or painful jaw movement after collision-related injuries: a population-based study. J Am Dent Assoc 2007 Jan;138(1):86-93.

 [ Medline ID 17197407 ]

15. 

Sale H, Hedman L, Isberg A. Accuracy of patients' recall of temporomandibular joint pain and dysfunction after experiencing whiplash trauma: a prospective study. J Am Dent Assoc 2010 Jul;141(7):879-86.

 [ Medline ID 20592409 ]

16. 

Ferrari R, Leonard MS. Whiplash and temporomandibular disorders: a critical review. J Am Dent Assoc 1998 Dec;129(12):1739-45.

 [ Medline ID 9854925 ]

17. 

Perrini F, Tallents RH, Katzberg RW, Ribeiro RF, Kyrkanides S, Moss ME. Generalized joint laxity and temporomandibular disorders. J Orofac Pain 1997; 11(3):215-221.

 [ Medline ID 9610311 ]

18. 

Deodato F, Trusendi R, Giorgetti R, Scalese MU. Predisposition for temporomandibular joint disorders: loose ligaments. Cranio 2006; 24(3):179-183.

 [ Medline ID 16933458 ]

19. 

Dijkstra PU, de Bont LG, Stegenga B, Boering G. Temporomandibular joint osteoarthrosis and generalized joint hypermobility. Cranio 1992; 10(3):221-227.

 [ Medline ID 1423684 ]

20. 

Huang GJ, Rue TC. Third-molar extraction as a risk factor for temporomandibular disorder. J Am Dent Assoc 2006 Nov;137(11):1547-54.

 [ Medline ID 17082281 ]

21. 

Olmos SR, Kritz-Silverstein D, Halligan W, Silverstein ST. The effect of condyle fossa relationships on head posture. Cranio 2005; 23(1):48-52.

 [ Medline ID 15727321 ]

22. 

Ormeno G, Miralles R, Loyola R, Valenzuela S, Santander H, Palazzi C et al. Body position effects on EMG activity of the temporal and suprahyoid muscles in healthy subjects and in patients with myogenic cranio-cervical-mandibular dysfunction. Cranio 1999; 17(2):132-142.

 [ Medline ID 10425940 ]

23. 

Gonzalez HE, Manns A. Forward head posture: its structural and functional influence on the stomatognathic system, a conceptual study. Cranio 1996; 14(1):71-80.

 [ Medline ID 9086879 ]

24. 

Cesar GM, Tosato JP, Biasotto-Gonzalez DA. Correlation between occlusion and cervical posture in patients with bruxism. Compend Contin Educ Dent 2006; 27(8):463-466.



25. 

Munhoz WC, Marques AP, de Siqueira JT. Evaluation of body posture in individuals with internal temporomandibular joint derangement. Cranio 2005; 23(4):269-277.

 [ Medline ID 16353467 ]

26. 

Macfarlane TV, Gray RJM, Kincey J, Worthington HV. Factors associated with the temporomandibular disorder, pain dysfunction syndrome (PDS): Manchester case-control study. Oral Dis 2001; 7(6):321-330.

 [ Medline ID 11834094 ]

27. 

Epker J, Gatchel RJ, Ellis E, III. A model for predicting chronic TMD: practical application in clinical settings. J Am Dent Assoc 1999; 130(10):1470-1475.

 [ Medline ID 10570591 ]

28. 

Krogstad BS, Jokstad A, Dahl BL, Vassend O. Relationships between risk factors and treatment outcome in a group of patients with temporomandibular disorders. J Orofac Pain 1996; 10(1):48-53.

 [ Medline ID 8995916 ]

29. 

Zautra AJ, Marbach JJ, Raphael KG, Dohrenwend BP, Lennon MC, Kenny DA. The examination of myofascial face pain and its relationship to psychological distress among women. Health Psychol 1995; 14(3):223-231.

 [ Medline ID 7641663 ]

30. 

Selaimen CM, Jeronymo JC, Brilhante DP, Grossi ML. Sleep and depression as risk indicators for temporomandibular disorders in a cross-cultural perspective: a case-control study. Int J Prosthodont 2006; 19(2):154-161.

 [ Medline ID 16602363 ]

31. 

Macfarlane TV, Gray RJM, Kincey J, Worthington HV. Factors associated with the temporomandibular disorder, pain dysfunction syndrome (PDS): Manchester case-control study. Oral Dis 2001; 7(6):321-330.

 [ Medline ID 11834094 ]

32. 

Macfarlane TV, Gray RJM, Kincey J, Worthington HV. Factors associated with the temporomandibular disorder, pain dysfunction syndrome (PDS): Manchester case-control study. Oral Dis 2001; 7(6):321-330.

 [ Medline ID 11834094 ]

33. 

Kamisaka M, Yatani H, Kuboki T, Matsuka Y, Minakuchi H. Four-year longitudinal course of TMD symptoms in an adult population and the estimation of risk factors in relation to symptoms. J Orofac Pain 2000; 14(3):224-232.

 [ Medline ID 11203757 ]

34. 

Huang GJ, LeResche L, Critchlow CW, Martin MD, Drangsholt MT. Risk factors for diagnostic subgroups of painful temporomandibular disorders (TMD). J Dent Res 2002; 81(4):284-288.

 [ Medline ID 12097315 ]

35. 

Kasch H, Hjorth T, Svensson P, Nyhuus L, Jensen TS. Temporomandibular disorders after whiplash injury: a controlled, prospective study. J Orofac Pain 2002; 16(2):118-128.

 [ Medline ID 12043518 ]

36. 

Clark GT. Etiologic theory and the prevention of temporomandibular disorders. Adv Dent Res 1991; 5:60-66.

 [ Medline ID 1819285 ]

37. 

Koh H, Robinson PG. Occlusal adjustment for treating and preventing temporomandibular joint disorders. J Oral Rehabil 2004 Apr;31(4):287-92.

 [ Medline ID 15089931 ]

38. 

Tallents RH. Etiologic theory and prevention of temporomandibular joint disorders: reaction paper. Adv Dent Res 1991; 5:67-68.

 [ Medline ID 1819286 ]

39. 

Miller JR, Mancl L, Critchlow C. Severe retrognathia as a risk factor for recent onset painful TMJ disorders among adult females. J Orthod 2005; 32(4):249-256.

 [ Medline ID 16333046 ]

40. 

Pahkala R, Qvarnstrom M. Can temporomandibular dysfunction signs be predicted by early morphological or functional variables? Eur J Orthod 2004; 26(4):367-373.

 [ Medline ID 15366380 ]

41. 

Henrikson T, Nilner M, Kurol J. Signs of temporomandibular disorders in girls receiving orthodontic treatment. A prospective and longitudinal comparison with untreated Class II malocclusions and normal occlusion subjects. Eur J Orthod 2000; 22(3):271-281.

 [ Medline ID 10920559 ]

42. 

Henrikson T, Nilner M. Temporomandibular disorders, occlusion and orthodontic treatment. J Orthod 2003; 30(2):129-137.

 [ Medline ID 12835429 ]

43. 

Shore NA, Schaefer MG, Hoppenfeld S. Iatrogenic TMJ difficulty: cervical traction may be the etiology. J Prosthet Dent 1979; 41(5):541-542.

 [ Medline ID 286045 ]

44. 

Hobson RS. Temporomandibular dysfunction syndrome associated with scuba diving mouthpieces. Br J Sports Med 1991; 25(1):49-51.

 [ Medline ID 1913032 ]

45. 

Reissmann DR, John MT. [Is temporomandibular joint (TMJ) clicking a risk factor for pain in the affected TMJ]. Schmerz 2007 Apr;21(2):131-8.

 [ Medline ID 17265018 ]