Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Letter to Editor Volume 3 Issue 5

Role of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation in the Management of TMJ Disorder

Haritma Nigam1*, Chelsy Gajera2, Dr Saurav Kumar3, Dr.Ankita Gupta4 and Dr. Rafiya Raheel5

1Assistant Professor, Oral and maxillofacial Radiology, Pacific Dental College and Research Centre, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
2Final Year BDS, Pacific Dental College and Research Centre, Udaipur Rajasthan, India
3Oral and maxillofacial Surgeon, Private practioner at Ranchi(Jharkhand), India
4Dr.Ankita Gupta, Assistant Professor, Oral and maxillofacial Radiology, Indraprastha Dental College, New Delhi, India
5Dr. Rafiya Raheel, Senior Lecturer, OMDR RAKCODS, UAE

*Corresponding Author: Haritma Nigam, Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Pacific Dental College and Research Centre, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Received: February 24, 2022; Published: April 29, 2022


Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation therapy is non pharmacological, non invasive method of pain reduction or alleviation of pain in patient with temporomandibular joint disorders. Also widely used in orofacial pain as a treatment modalities and in combination with other techniques. It is used as anaesthesia for treatment of post operative analgesia, post operative nausea and vomiting.

Keywords: Orofacial Pain; Pain; Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation


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Citation: Haritma Nigam., et al. “Role of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation in the Management of TMJ Disorder". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 3.5 (2022): 80-81.

Copyright: © 2022 Haritma Nigam., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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