Predicting response to treatment for temporomandibular disorders.

@article{McCreary1992PredictingRT,
  title={Predicting response to treatment for temporomandibular disorders.},
  author={Charles P. McCreary and Glenn T. Clark and Merry Oakley and Virginia Foard Flack},
  journal={Journal of craniomandibular disorders : facial & oral pain},
  year={1992},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={
          161-9
        }
}
This study examined whether pretreatment psychological characteristics of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients were related to the response to treatment in a TMD and facial pain clinic. The care provided to patients was either an evaluation only or an evaluation followed by a course of physical medicine/dental procedures (occlusal appliances, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications). Outcomes were assessed in terms of pain levels, jaw function difficulties, and satisfaction with… CONTINUE READING

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