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2022 Sep 13

J Oral Rehabil

The contribution of autonomic mechanisms to pain in temporomandibular disorders: A narrative review.


Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are diagnosed based on symptom presentation and, like other functional pain disorders, often lack definitive pathology. There is a strong association between elevated stress levels and the severity of TMD-related pain, which suggests that alterations in autonomic tone may contribute to this pain condition.