Authors: Adela DĂNCILĂ, Mona IONAȘ, Albertina STĂNILĂ


Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are the most encountered types of non-odontogenic orofacial pain which can potentially produce chronic pain.  The study’s goal is to assess what is currently known about joint diseases. We used the Science Direct database to research in the specialized literature how often temporomandibular dysfunctions are encountered in current practice. We found articles from the 2007-2022 period, only the publications in English being taken into the study using the search words: masticatory muscle disorder, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ), associated structures-coronoid hyperplasia, headache attributed to a temporomandibular joint disorder. Out of the 143 articles found, 46 met the criteria and 97 were excluded. The prevalence of headaches in the population with TMD is much higher than in the majority population, the most common pains being tension headaches, migraines and headaches due to temporomandibular disorders. More attention should be paid to temporomandibular dysfunctions when the patient presents with pain. An early diagnosis and management of temporomandibular disorders is necessary to greatly improve the prognosis and quality of life, while it may also reduce the costs of the final bill.

  • associated structures-coronoid hyperplasia
  • headache attributed to a TMD.
  • masticatory muscle disorder
  • temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)