Please note: this is a repeat of the 3:00 p.m. session.
The current diagnostic criteria for TMJ arthralgia, TMD myalgia and orofacial neuropathic pain will be reviewed. The pathophysiology of chronic TMJ arthralgia and TMD myalgia also will be discussed. An evidence-based standard of care for non-operative treatment for temporomandibular disorders (arthralgia and myofascial pain) will be presented to include physical therapy, occlusal appliance therapy, use of medications, injection therapy and behavioral therapy. Factors that influence response to treatment will be elucidated. Attendees also will understand the treatment options for managing persistent postoperative pain