EFFICACY OF PHARMACOLOGICAL AGENTS IN THE TREATMENT OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DISORDER: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
The Â aim of this article is to analyse the effectiveness of pharmacological agents for treatment of Wilke's disease, anterior disc displacement without reduction, post arthroscopy TMJ pain, and internal disc derangement. Research indicates sodium hyaluronate and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as piroxicam have the significant role in pain alleviation while treating TMD. Similarly, the use of local anaesthetic drugs such as bupivacaine and mepivacaine in these studies confirms their success to reduce pain levels in patients. However, the usefulness of morphine was found to be limited and questionable, especially when considering its addictive effects.
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