Most temporomandibular disorders (TMD) responds well to the general dentist's therapy, and self-management is one of the initial therapies they commonly provide. TMD self-management instructions encompasses very cost-effective procedures patients can perform for themselves to manage their symptoms. They are convenient and inexpensive, compared with patients going to practitioners’ offices to receive therapy. Patients generally select and use the portions that they personally find most convenient and effective. Occlusal appliance therapy, behavioral therapy, and/or medications can provide additional benefit and can be provided in combination with the self-management or added later if the patient does not obtain satisfactory improvement from the self-instructions.
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