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Recommendations for patients treated for temporomandibular disorders
 
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Protetyka Stomatologiczna, Katedra Protetyki Stomatologicznej i Ortodoncji Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Polska
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Protetyka Stomatologiczna, Katedra Protetyki Stomatologicznej i Ortodoncji Uniwersytet Jagielloński Collegium Medicum, Polska
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Małgorzata Ewa Pihut   

Protetyka Stomatologiczna, Katedra Protetyki Stomatologicznej i Ortodoncji Uniwersytet Jagielloński, 4 Montelupich, 31-155, Krakow, Polska
Submission date: 2022-10-19
Final revision date: 2022-11-13
Acceptance date: 2022-12-12
Publication date: 2022-12-12
 
Prosthodontics 2022;72(4):375–379
 
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The article presents important recommendations that should be given to patients starting treatment due to temporomandibular disorders. Involvement of individuals receiving treatment and their participation in therapy is a very important and helpful factor. Regular and daily relaxation exercises for the masticatory muscles, hot compresses and the use of specialized physiotherapy treatments are an essential element of the therapy. The recommendations provide information on the procedure that should be adhered to on a regular basis. Such a procedure is a key element of multidirectional therapeutic action, and the patient’s individual work is also helpful in raising awareness of the etiological factors of the ailment occurring in the stomatognathic system. Written instructions are a convenient solution as the patient can return to the them at any time and recall their specifics. General principles should be individually modified and supplemented depending on the character of temporomandibular disorders. An important element of the doctor-patient cooperationis explaining the validity of complying with these recommendations in the treatment of masticatory organ dysfunction.
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