Management of Temporomandibular Disorders

A special issue of Dentistry Journal (ISSN 2304-6767).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 September 2024 | Viewed by 136

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Department of Prosthodontics and Orthodontics, Faculty of Medicine, Jagiellonian University Medical College, 31-007 Kraków, Poland
Interests: ketogenic diet; fatigue; headache; migraine; denture; edentulous patients; EMG; geriatrics; inflammation of oral mucosa; occlusion; Physiology; physiology of oral cavity; stomatognathic system; stomatitis prothetica; temporomandibular disorder

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Cattedra di Odontoiatria Restaurativa, “G. d’Annunzio” University of Chieti–Pescara, 66100 Chieti, Italy
Interests: dental implant; tooth diseases; enamels; titanium tetrafluoride; lithia disilicate; steatite; ips emax press

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Department of Propaedeutics, Physical Diagnostics and Dental Physiotherapy, Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, 70-204 Szczecin, Poland
Interests: muscle function; rehabilitation; musculoskeletal disorders; physical rehabilitation; movement analysis; biomechanics; posture; postural balance; kinesiology; neurorehabilitation; temporomandibular disorders; facial pain; stomatognathic system; stomatognathic physiotherapy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the 21st century, dentists often meet with patients suffering from ailments of the stomatognathic system and the surrounding tissues of the head and neck, which they can face challenges in diagnosing and treating. These problems often come from the myofascial and joint systems. They are usually the result of long-term stress, patients' mental problems, and untreated or inadequately treated malocclusion. Often, the treatment of a patient requires the cooperation of a dentist and a physiotherapist in such cases. The Special Issue aims to bring together multidisciplinary approaches to the dysfunction of temporomandibular disorders and myofascial disorders in a basic and clinical aspect. We hope that the current views in this issue will allow us to assess diagnostic and therapeutic perspectives and develop and familiarize ourselves with new research related to multidisciplinary viewpoints.

Medicine, dentistry, and physiotherapy are interdisciplinary sciences that seek solutions to facilitate diagnosis, accelerate treatment, and postoperative rehabilitation. The need to eliminate pain and conduct effective anti-inflammatory and regenerative treatment prompts doctors to use the achievements of new research fields, such as physical diagnostics, physiotherapy, and rehabilitation. Physical medicine is becoming more and more common in medical diagnosis and therapy. It is not an alternative to essential clinical or pharmacological treatment. However, we can use it to facilitate diagnosis, speed up treatment, and eliminate complications.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • TMD;
  • Temporomandibular and myofascial disorders;
  • Diagnosis of temporomandibular disorders;
  • Innovative treatment of temporomandibular disorders;
  • Alternative methods of reducing myofascial pain;
  • Multispecialty therapies used in the treatment and rehabilitation of head and neck disorders;
  • Physical diagnostics with particular emphasis on X-ray diagnostics;
  • X-ray diagnostics;
  • Interdisciplinary physiotherapy;
  • Relationship between disorders of the masticatory system and dysfunctions within other systems and organs;
  • Association of masticatory system disorders with general diseases and/or taking medications for these diseases.

Prof. Dr. Aneta Wieczorek
Prof. Dr. Camillo D'Arcangelo
Prof. Dr. Danuta Lietz-Kijak
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • temporomandibular disorders (TMDs)
  • malocclusion
  • masticatory system
  • head and neck disorders
  • multispecialty therapies

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