MMW Fortschr Med. 2003 May 8;145(19):33-5. [In Process Citation] [Article in German] Turp JC. Poliklinik fur Zahnarztliche Prothetik, Universitatsklinik fur Zahn-, Mund- und Kieferheilkunde, Freiburg. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Temporomandibular pain is often characterized by a mismatch between symptoms and findings. The dentist's well-established therapeutic strategies for the management of acute pain are therefore frequently not effective in patients with painful temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Instead, dentists should apply the tried and tested principles that are applied in general medicine to the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal pain (e.g., arthritic pain or fibromyalgia). When consulted by patients with rheumatic diseases, physicians should routinely enquire whether they also experience temporomandibular pain.
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