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N Y State Dent J. 2012 Jan;78(1):32-7.

The effect of oral motor exercises on patients with myofascial pain of masticatory system. Case series report.

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Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, University at Buffalo, NY, USA. kcr2@buffalo.edu

Abstract

Management of myofascial pain focuses on two goals: reducing pain and improving function in the muscles of mastication. A multidisciplinary treatment approach is typically used to help achieve these goals. The following case series report explores the impact of oral motor exercises on the management of myofascial pain when used in conjunction with other treatment modalities. Oral motor exercises are used by speech-language pathologists to improve the strength, range of movement and coordination of the oral musculature during non-speech movements. The findings of this case series report suggest an opportunity exists for collaboration between speech-language pathologists and the "traditional" TMD team.

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