Orofacial pain: pharmacological treatments

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This review of pharmacological management of orofacial pain included 41 studies. Evidence suggests that for TMD joint pain NSAIDs, corticosteroids and hyaluronate injections are beneficial and that clonazepam and capsaicin are effective for burning mouth syndrome.

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Paucity of evidence for the effectiveness of treatments for temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis

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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) as with many of the other joints, can be affected by osteoarthritis (OA).  This is characterized by progressive destruction of the internal surfaces of the joint which can result in debilitating pain and joint noises.  Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis affecting the TMJ.  The aim of this [read the full story…]