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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 272-275
Temporomandibular pain


Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Siddahrtha Dental College, Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education, Tumkur, Karnataka, India

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S Raghavendra Prasad
Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Siddahrtha Dental College, Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education, Tumkur, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.185902

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Temporomandibular joint pain has various medical and dental etiological factors. The etiology of the temporomandibular joint pain is enigmatic, no single etiological factor is regarded as the cause. Its distribution is also not confined to a single area. This article presents the basic etiologic factors, its epidemiology, distribution of pain, classification of patients and the psychosocial behavior of patients suffering with temporomandibular pain. As overwhelming majority of medical and dental conditions/issues related to etiology of temporomandibular pain in patients have traditionally been presented and interpreted from the clinician's point of view.


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