TMJ and other oromandibular causes of pain and headache is also known as or subsumes Craniomandibular disorders, Head pain relating to oromandibular structures, Oromandibular disorders, and Temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome. -ed.
The relationship of headache and oromandibular disorders, such as temporomandibular joint dysfunction, is confusing to many physicians. In this article, the author explores this complex relationship and specifically describes overlapping disorders, such as atypical odontalgia, contact point headache, and “lower-half migraine,” that create diagnostic difficulties. This article also includes guidance for the diagnosis and management of oromandibular disorders and associated headache.