Non-invasive different modalities of treatment for temporomandibular disorders: review of literature

J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2018 Apr;44(2):43-51. doi: 10.5125/jkaoms.2018.44.2.43. Epub 2018 Apr 25.


Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are diseases that affect the temporomandibular joint and supporting structures. The goal of treatment for TMDs is elimination or reduction of pain and return to normal temporomandibular joint function. Initial treatment for TMDs is non-invasive and conservative, not surgical. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons should fully understand and actively care about non-invasive treatments for TMDs. The purpose of this study is to review the validity and outcomes of non-invasive and surgical treatment modalities for TMDs.

Keywords: Temporomandibular disorders; Therapeutics.

Publication types

  • Review