Treatment of a Tardive Dyskinesia Patient with Temporomandibular Disorder: A Case Report

Pekkan G., Kilicoglu A., Algin D. I.

JOURNAL OF OROFACIAL PAIN, vol.24, no.2, pp.212-216, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.212-216
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


This case report presents a patient with tardive dyskinesia who also suffered from masticatory muscle pain and temporomandibular joint osteoarthrosis. The patient was treated with clozapine in gradually increasing doses and two injections of botulinum toxin type A one year apart. Involuntary movements of mandibular clenching and bruxing disappeared and pain was relieved to a great extent. Reappearances of dyskinetic movements and pain were observed during the follow-up period of 1.5 years. J OROFAC PAIN 2010;24:212-216