Temporomandibular Joint Diseases
TOOTH GRINDING TREATMENT
Jaw joint health is very important for our quality of life. The jaw joint must be healthy so that chewing, speaking, stretching and even breathing can function properly and comfortably.
In joint problems, spasm occurs in the muscles and as a result, especially the head, neck, back and waist muscles are affected. This causes an uncomfortable pain in these areas and can lead to posture disorder in the person.
The main factors that cause joint problems are:
– Impairments in tooth alignment and jaw closure
– Early tooth loss
– Excessive tooth grinding (Bruxism)
The main factor should be eliminated by correcting the closure defect, which is the main cause of joint problems. Closing disorder such as orthodontic treatments, completion of missing teeth, restorative and prosthetic methods can be removed. If there is no closure problem, good results can be obtained with low-dose laser therapy (LLLT) to treat muscle spasm.
Botox treatment can be used to return the muscles that are overpowered as a result of tightening to normal tightening power. By using jaw guiding night protective plates, joint strength can be regulated and the force applied to the teeth can be controlled.
Craniomandibular Dysfunction (CMD): Going to the Dentist With a Headache
Craniomandibular dysfunction or CMD describes various painful conditions affecting the temporomandibular joints and orofacial muscles. CMD falls within the category of musculoskeletal pain, along with the more prevalent cervical, back and shoulder pain.
Occlusion disharmony is the root cause of many dental conditions. The wrong way to grind a tooth to get rid of a protrusion might lead to new, more significant issues with the surrounding teeth, the orofacial muscles and the temporomandibular joints.
Around 90% of people, the mandibular joint is not in its ideal resting position. In addition to causing discomfort, stress and pain in the jaw and surrounding muscles. You should visit your dentist if you have an excruciating headache with an unknown underlying cause.