Medical Management of TMD

  • Rebeka G. SilvaEmail author
  • Valeria Gerloni
  • S. Thaddeus Connelly


Understanding how to use medical management to address temporomandibular disorders pain is an essential component of the provider’s armamentarium. Patients who benefit from medical management include those with a wide variety of acute and chronic diagnoses, encompassing intra-articular and extra-articular disorders, as well as the postsurgical patient. This chapter covers selected medication categories and minimally invasive interventions that go beyond the first-line advice of soft diet and warm compresses.


Temporomandibular disorder Medical Drugs Botox Rheumatologic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rebeka G. Silva
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Valeria Gerloni
    • 3
  • S. Thaddeus Connelly
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, San Francisco VA Health Care SystemUniversity of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Private Practice, Dental Implant and Oral Surgery of San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.Pediatric RheumatologyCasa di cura “La Modonina”MilanoItaly

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