Introduction: Disorders of the temporomandibular joint may be extrinsic (muscular), intrinsic (dysfunctional), or a combination of both. An accurate differential diagnosis based on correlation of the clinical and radiographic findings is essential. A multi-disciplinary approach is necessary if thorough and proper treatment is to be rendered. Unfortunately many patients with these disorders do not know where to seek treatment, and as a result go untreated. Orofacial myologists by their very definition should be cognizant of temporomandibular joint problems, in order that the appropriate referral be made.
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(1983). Temporomandibular Joint Disorders - An Overview.
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