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2022 Apr 27

Otolaryngol Clin North Am

Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome from an Ear Versus Dental-Related Standpoint.


Garcia E, Flores RE, Doherty JK
Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2022 Apr 27.
PMID: 35490046.


Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are a prominent reason for visits to medical providers. The presentation of headaches within this population remains a challenging diagnosis, given the prevalence and overlap of symptomatology of both conditions. The literature demonstrates an undeniable association between headaches and TMD. Regardless of causality and etiology, the literature supports that prompt diagnosis and treatment results in improvement or resolution of symptoms, including headaches. Treatment of TMD headaches should begin with conservative measures, including medical management with NSAIDs, heat therapy, and muscle-stretching exercises.