PDF: Chronic Temporomandibular Pain Treatment Using Sodium Diclofenac

Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are a subgroup of musculoskeletal and rheumatologic disturbs that affects the orofacial region (Mohl, 1993; Macfarlane et al., 2001).

They are characterized by masticatory muscle pain and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, and usually restricted to head and neck (Capra & Ro, 2004). 

In Dentistry, temporomandibular pain is the second most frequent complain, only less common than dental pain (Harris, 1987). 

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