A Novel Case of Orofacial Pain Treated by Dry Needling Technique - A Case Report

  • Thanuja Raju A
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Abstract

Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are a subgroup of orofacial pain which cause a significant public health problem affecting approximately 5-12% of the population. TMD is manifested by pain, joint sounds, and limitation in jaw movement, muscle tenderness and joint tenderness. Myogenous TMDs are characterized by pain and dysfunction that arise from pathologic and functional process in the masticatory muscles. Myofascial trigger points are one of the diagnostic criteria for the most common pain related TMDs. The current case report highlights the importance of considering the posture, locating the myofascial trigger point within the muscles and the effectiveness of Dry Needling Technique in resolving non-odontogenic causes of orofacial pain.

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Thanuja Raju, A. V. (2015). A Novel Case of Orofacial Pain Treated by Dry Needling Technique - A Case Report. Dentistry, 05(08). https://doi.org/10.4172/2161-1122.1000319

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