Paper Title
Role of Surface Electromyography in Detection of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders: An Overview

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) has been estimated to be present in approximately 25% of the population. However, still its etiology and progression are poorly understood. Moreover, treatment options are limited and large number of young population is affected by this disorder. Also, in numerous cases of TMD malpositioning of the TMJ disc, termed ―internal derangement‖ is also common. Also, temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are characterized by symptoms like pain in the masticatory muscles and temporomandibular joint (TMJ), headache, disturbances in jaw movements, and sounds in the joints while opening and closing the mouth. The most commonly used non invasive diagnostic method for the diagnosis of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) is surface electromyography (SEMG). The present review is aimed to discuss importance, advantages of SEMG in temporomandibular joint disorders. Keywords - Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMDs), Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ), Surface Electromyography, Masticatory Muscles