Dr. Babar Ali, Dr. Hina Sarfraz, Dr. Asif Aslam
Background. The purpose of this review was to assess the evidence concerning the effectiveness of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) in the management of Temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Methods. A literature search of published and unpublished articles resulted in the retrieval of 13 potential articles. Discussion. 17 articles were reviewed, out of which one study favors effectiveness of TENS in the management of TMD. Eight study evidence for the use of TENS in combination with other therapies to reduce pain and to improve oral opening. However, in another two studies no significant result found in TENS as compared to Occlusal splint therapy. One study favors Micro current electrical nerve (MENS) stimulation over TENS .one study favors muscular awareness relaxation training over TENS. Conclusion. In the presented review, 12 study out of 17 studies were in support of the effectiveness of TENS as a therapeutic module in alleviating pain in TMD patients. Keywords: Role, Tens, Recent, advances, Management, TMJ.