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Letters Dental occlusion and headache

Education is better than splints in temperomandibular pain

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 06 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7447
  1. Joanna M Zakrzewska, consultant pain medicine1
  1. 1UCLH NHS Foundation Trust, London WC1X 8LD, UK
  1. j.zakrzewska{at}

It is disappointing that the notion that occlusion causes temperomandibular pain (TMD; persistent orofacial muscle pain) persists.1 2 Some headaches are related to TMD,3 and systematic reviews of the management of TMD …

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