Contemporary Management of Temporomandibular Disorders

Non-Surgical Treatment

  • S. Thaddeus Connelly
  • Gianluca Martino Tartaglia
  • Rebeka G. Silva

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Special Considerations: Bruxism and Trauma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sonia Sharma, Richard Ohrbach, Birgitta Häggman-Henrikson
      Pages 13-32
  3. Medical Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Rebeka G. Silva, Valeria Gerloni, S. Thaddeus Connelly
      Pages 35-74
  4. Dental Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorder

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Kazumi Ikeda
      Pages 77-126
    3. Michael Jacobs
      Pages 127-148
    4. Cláudia Maria de Felício
      Pages 149-165
  5. Psychiatric Considerations and Adjunctive Therapies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. César Fernández-de-las-Peñas, Kimberly Bensen
      Pages 169-197
    3. Sue Gritzner, Valerie Jackson, Irina Strigo, David Spiegel
      Pages 199-214

About this book


This book is a comprehensive, state of the art guide to the contemporary non-surgical treatment of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) that will help to compensate for the frequent lack of experience and inadequate training among health professionals who encounter patients with jaw joint problems. After an opening section outlining special considerations relating to bruxism and trauma in TMDs, medical management and dental treatment are explained in detail, with coverage of various perspectives such as those of the orthodontist and prosthodontist. Psychiatric considerations and adjunctive therapies are also thoroughly discussed and the importance of a team approach to the management of temporomandibular disorders is highlighted. Complementary volumes are devoted to anatomy, pathophysiology, evaluation, and diagnosis and to total temporomandibular joint replacement and other surgical procedures, respectively. Each book will therefore be of high value for the multidisciplinary team necessary for successful management of TMDs, including dentists, surgeons, primary care doctors, pain doctors, and allied health professionals.


Bruxism Occlusion Orofacial Evaluation Trauma Chiropractic Medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Thaddeus Connelly
    • 1
  • Gianluca Martino Tartaglia
    • 2
  • Rebeka G. Silva
    • 3
  1. 1.Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, San Francisco VA Health Care SystemUniversity of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, Functional Anatomy Research Center (FARC)Universita degli Studi di Milano Functional Anatomy Research CenterMilanoItaly
  3. 3.Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, San Francisco VA Health Care SystemUniversity of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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