Four Oral Motor Disorders: Bruxism, Dystonia, Dyskinesia and Drug-Induced Dystonic Extrapyramidal Reactions

Jun 15, 2016 by in Occlusion Comments Off on Four Oral Motor Disorders: Bruxism, Dystonia, Dyskinesia and Drug-Induced Dystonic Extrapyramidal Reactions

Four oral movement disorders The literature is replete with articles that discuss motor disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, Bell’s palsy, essential tremor, poststroke paralysis, dystonia, and dyskinesia. The focus of this…

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Temporomandibular Disorders: Associated Features

Jun 15, 2016 by in Occlusion Comments Off on Temporomandibular Disorders: Associated Features

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a collective term that encompasses a number of clinical problems involving the masticatory muscles or the temporomandibular joints. These disorders have been identified as a major…

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Central Mechanisms of Orofacial Pain

Jun 15, 2016 by in Occlusion Comments Off on Central Mechanisms of Orofacial Pain

A review of the literature for temporomandibular disorders (TMD) has shown little appreciation for basic pain science, but with the expansion of the perspective into the broader context of orofacial…

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Temporomandibular Disorders and Headache

Jun 15, 2016 by in Occlusion Comments Off on Temporomandibular Disorders and Headache

Headache is a common symptom, but when severe, it may be extremely disabling. Although the most common headache is tension-type headache, it rarely is severe enough to require medical attention….

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Peripheral Mechanisms of Odontogenic Pain

Jun 15, 2016 by in Occlusion Comments Off on Peripheral Mechanisms of Odontogenic Pain

These are exciting times in the field of pain research. Every day brings advances in our understanding of pain mechanisms, and with each new advancement there is hope that these…

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