Temporomandibular disorder

What is temporomandibular disorder?

The temporomandibular connects the jawbone to the skull. Disorders of the temporomandibular cause pain in the jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement. Causes of temporomandibular disorder is often difficult to determine, but in most cases, the pain and discomfort is temporary and can be relieved with self-managed care or nonsurgical treatments.

What is the evidence for temporomandibular disorder in people with PTSD?

Moderate to low quality evidence finds a medium-sized effect of increased rates of temporomandibular disorder in people with previous exposure to trauma, with or without PTSD.

August 2021

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Last updated at: 5:25 am, 3rd August 2021
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