Craniomandibular Dysfunction

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Craniomandibular Dysfunction

After dental causes, the second most common cause of orofacial pain (in the face and mouth area) is craniomandibular dysfunction. Craniomandibular Dysfunction (CMD) is defined as the set of pathologies and clinical situations that cause disorders in the masticatory system, which includes the muscles of the mouth and face, and the joints of the mouth....

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,...

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...