Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices on New Treatment Modalities for Temporomandibular Dysfunctions and Orofacial Pain

2023 • Volume 17 • Issue 2

Jefferson David Melo de Matos; Daher Antonio Queiroz; Marcos Antonio Santana de Alcântara; Andrezza Cristina Moura dos Santos; John Eversong Lucena de Vasconcelos; Guilherme da Rocha Scalzer Lopes; Marco Antonio Bottino & Valdir Cabral Andrade



The present study proposed to describe, through a literature review, the use of new therapeutic management which allows for offering a better quality of life to individuals affected by these pathologies. A bibliographic search was conducted in the main health databases PUBMED ( and Scholar Google (, in which studies published from 1987 to 2023 were collected. In the first stage, the list of retrieved articles was examined by reading the titles and abstracts. In the second stage, the studies were selected by reading the full contents. Two authors (JDMM and DAQ) performed stages 1 and 2. Experimental, clinical, case-control, randomized controlled, and laboratory cohort studies, case reports, systematic reviews, and literature reviews, which were developed in living individuals, were included. Therefore, articles that did not deal with the subject in question, letters to the editor, opinion articles, duplicated literature in databases, and literature that did not address the variables under study, were excluded. Contemporary dentistry uses alternative treatments capable of improving the patient’s condition since a cure is not always possible. Therefore, the possibility of improving the quality of life becomes an important point to be reached. Evidence-based healthcare has made great advances in recent decades, especially in the areas of orofacial pain, TMD, and occlusion, especially related to orthodontic, prosthetic, and restorative care.

KEYWORDS: Temporomandibular joint, temporomandibular joint disorders, facial pain, dental occlusion, dental research.


How to cite this article

MATOS, J. D. M.; QUEIROZ, D. A.; ALCÂNTARA, M. A. S.; MOURA DOS SANTOS, A. C.; DE VASCONCELOS, J. E. L.; LOPES, G. R. S.; BOTTINO, M. A. & ANDRADE, V. C. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices on new treatment modalities for temporomandibular dysfunctions and orofacial pain. Int. J. Odontostomat., 17(2):142-154, 2023.


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