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Oromandibular dystonia: a diagnosis not to miss
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-20, 16:33 authored by Britton, D, Jane AltyJane Alty, Mannion, CJ
Oromandibular dystonia (OMD) is characterised by sustained or repetitive involuntary movements of the jaw, face, and tongue. People with the condition may present to their dentist, general practitioner, or a secondary care specialist with non-specific symptoms including jaw or facial pain, bruxism, subluxations or dislocations of the jaw; fractured teeth or dental restorations, or both; or jaw tremor. Many clinicians are not aware of the disorder and this can lead to delayed diagnoses, unnecessary complications, and inappropriate treatment. OMD is an important diagnosis not to miss because referral for specialist management can provide good long-term results. To aid early, accurate diagnosis, this paper focuses on the key clinical features of the disorder and its dental and medical mimics.
Publication titleBritish Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Department/SchoolWicking Dementia Research Education Centre
Place of publicationJournal Production Dept, Robert Stevenson House, 1-3 Baxters Place, Leith Walk, Edinburgh, Scotland, Midlothian, Eh1 3Af
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