Masticatory Dysfunctions and Bruxism

The temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) is the one that connects the mandible or lower jaw with the skull, allowing the opening and closing of the mouth, in addition to all the movements that are performed when eating, talking, gesticulating, swallowing, etc. The joint can be altered, giving the following symptoms: pain, clicks or noises and intermittent blockages in the opening movements of the mouth. The treatment of these alterations is to place a plate or discharge splint in order to place the joint in rest potion and we improve the discomfort.