Temporomandibular Disorders

A Translational Approach From Basic Science to Clinical Applicability

  • Henry A. Gremillion
  • Gary D. Klasser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Fundaments and Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ronald C. Auvenshine
      Pages 3-16
    3. Homer Asadi, Alan Budenz
      Pages 17-33
    4. Greg M. Murray, Christopher C. Peck
      Pages 35-64
  3. Normal Function of the Masticatory System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. James M. Hawkins, Istvan A. Hargitai, A. Dale Ehrlich
      Pages 67-90
    3. Istvan A. Hargitai, James M. Hawkins, A. Dale Ehrlich
      Pages 91-107
  4. Dysfunction of the Masticatory System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Heidi Crow, Yoly Gonzalez, Shehryar N. Khawaja
      Pages 111-122
    3. John H. Campbell, Yoly Gonzalez, Heidi Crow
      Pages 123-138
  5. Management Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Steven L. Kraus, Steven D. Bender, Janey Prodoehl
      Pages 141-171
    3. Christopher J. Spencer, John P. Neary
      Pages 173-191
    4. Emily J. Bartley, John E. Schmidt Jr, Charles R. Carlson, Roger B. Fillingim
      Pages 193-217

About this book


This book acquaints the reader with the basic science principles needed in order to understand temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) with a view to helping practitioners manage individuals with TMDs in accordance with the tenets of evidence-based dental medicine. The opening chapters provide essential information on the embryology, anatomy, and physiology of the masticatory system, which includes both myogenous and arthrogenous anatomic structures. 

Using this knowledge as a foundation, the reader will be better prepared to grasp the function and, ultimately, the dysfunction of masticatory muscles and the temporomandibular joint, both of which are addressed in detail. The book’s final section is exclusively devoted to management principles and includes a chapter on psychosocial considerations. By following a translational approach to evidence-based practice measures, as outlined in this book, the clinician will be excellently positioned to choose appropriate interventions on a case-specific basis.


Arthralgia Masticatory system Orofacial pain TMD Temporomandibular joints

Editors and affiliations

  • Henry A. Gremillion
    • 1
  • Gary D. Klasser
    • 2
  1. 1.School of DentistryLouisiana State University Health Science CenterNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.School of DentistryLouisiana State University Health CenterNew OrleansUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-57245-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-57247-5
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Industry Sectors
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