Treatment of Temporomandibular Pain With the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Paroxetine

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Sir: In clinical dentistry, patients frequently have orofacial pain caused by temporomandibular disorder (TMD). TMD is characterized by a combination of symptoms affecting the temporomandibular joint and/or chewing muscles. Patients with TMD usually develop chronic or recurrent pain, contracture/ tenderness of chewing muscles, clicking condylar noise, limitation of jaw function, and limited mouth opening. I

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2007;9(1):69-70