TMJ and Bruxism
TMJ: Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ ) are disorders of the muscles , joints and nerves of the jaw associated with chronic facial pain.
The origin of such ailments are often the tension, stress and changes in position of the teeth overloading one side more than the other.
The treatment of craniomandibular dysfunctions is more difficult the more chronic the problem , so it is advisable to go to the clinic as soon as the first symptoms appear.
Bruxism: Is the involuntary and excessive clenching of the jaw and grinding of the teeth. Can occur to person of any age or sex.
The mainstay of treatment involves restoring the balance between muscles , teeth and joints through orthodontic techniques, prosthetic or using ferrules of different types.