Occlusion and Bruxism
Occlusion Problems and Bruxism.
Teeth that “fit” together incorrectly, teeth grinding or jaw clenching are problems that affect many people and can damage the teeth and overall health.
Occlusion is the area of dentistry that treats problems related to a malocclusion – when the teeth fit together incorrectly when closing the mouth – and temporomandibular dysfunctions. On the other hand, the most common form of Bruxism is teeth grinding.
Dr. André Mariz de Almeida
Dra. Marta Costa Quinta
Are we going to treat temporomandibular disorder?
Temporomandibular dysfunction concerns changes in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and/or chewing muscles. The main reason for its appearance is the lack of lubrication in the TMJ, caused by excessive tension in the muscle groups that control chewing, swallowing and speaking.
Bruxism is one of the main factors that gives rise to this problem, but for which we have some solutions, such as:
- Education, behavioral therapy and pharmacological therapy;
- Occlusal drip;