5 responses to “It’s not the ear — how TMD can confound clinicians”

  1. Good succinct article on a poorly understood relationship.

  2. good article, informative and helpful

  3. Thank you for this article. A few observations:

    1.There are no “TMD” or “TMJ” specialists. In Canada, the specialty is Oral Medicine. In the USA, the specialty is Orofacial Pain.
    2. Dental orthotic efficacy? Zhang SH et al. Acta Odontol Scand 2020; Al-Moraissi EA et al. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2020; Zhang L et al. Ann Palliat Med 2021. Note: TMD/TMJ “specific” orthotic design inconsequential.
    3. Botox efficacy? Delcanho R et al. J Oral Facial Pain Headache 2022. Note: questionable.

  4. Is Botox recommended bilaterally to ensure equal strength of bite when tmj pain is unilateral, or unilateral only? Thank you

  5. Excellent. Really. Thank-you.
    This reinforces the famous biology comment of Dobzhansky’s that nothing can be understood unless through the lens of evolution. It also reinforces the psychological principle that “seeing is not believing, believing is seeing” but I doubt patients will stop getting conned into all sorts of expensive,useless, and potentially dangerous TMJ quackery, the complications of which the taxpayers will continue to pay for.

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