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TMD Simplified: Three Basic Classifications

  • Myofacial Pain: discomfort and pain in the muscles that control jaw movement

    myofascial pain illustration
  • Internal Derangement: (1) Anterior Disc Displacement with Reductions and (2) Anterior Disc Replacement without Reduction

  • Degenerative Joint Disease: (a.k.a. bird-beaking fo the condyle) chronic arthritis, ankylosis, DJD leads to a fourth classification: chronic dislocation