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Letter to the Editor

Treatment of Temporomandibular Pain With the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Paroxetine

Takuji Inagaki, MD; Tsuyoshi Miyaoka, MD; Hideto Shinno, MD; Jun Horiguchi, MD; Shuji Matsuda, DDS; and Hiroo Yoshikawa, DDS

Published: February 15, 2007

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

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Volume: 9

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