Oral Motor Treatment of TMD

  • Cláudia Maria de FelícioEmail author


Patients with temporomandibular disorder (TMD) exhibit impairment of orofacial muscles, mastication, and swallowing. The objective of oral motor treatment is to rehabilitate the stomatognathic (or orofacial) functions and to resolve the signs and symptoms of TMD. The basis of this treatment, the way it is performed, and the possibility of combining it with other modalities and future perspectives are discussed in this chapter.


Temporomandibular disorder Myofunctional therapy Oral motor Mastication Deglutition Speech 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine of Ribeirão PretoUniversity of São Paulo (USP)Ribeirão PretoBrazil
  2. 2.Craniofacial Research Support CenterUniversity of São Paulo (USP)Ribeirão PretoBrazil

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