Arthrocentesis of the temporomandibular joint : definition and use

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Unidad articulación temporomandibular

Arthrocentesis of the temporomandibular joint : definition and use

The temporomandibular joint is the only joint we have in the head, and it is located between the jaw and the base of the skull, just in front of the ears. At the junction between these two bones there is a cartilage wafer, called the condyle disc, which smoothens the friction between them and keeps...

TMJ and facial pain in winter

Patients with TMJ disorders may see an increase in their symptoms during the colder months. This is because in cold weather, our body tries to gain heat by shivering, which in turn causes our muscles to tense and our teeth to chatter, increasing the level of discomfort in the area of ​​the temporomandibular joint. So,...

TMJ and its relation to headaches

Nowadays, stress is one of the most frequent enemies of our lives and one of the biggest responsible for very common symptoms, such as tension headache. Oftentimes this type of tension or stress headache  are related to disorders of the temporomandibular joint  (TMJ), which is the joint formed by the upper part of the jaw...

How do I know if my night guard is adequate?

How to recognize which night guard, or discharge splint best suits us? You might have heard about or even used the famous "night guard". This splint is one of the most common treatments for temporomandibular dysfunction syndrome. It is usually placed in the teeth of the upper arch and it aims to give freedom of...