The jaw joint is the only joint in the body that needs to work in coordination. While the right-hand joint is working, the left-hand joint must also work at the same time. Since it will be difficult for these two joints to work simultaneously, jaw joint discomfort is very common.
What Causes Jaw Joint Discomfort?
We swallow about 3000 times a day. Every time we swallow, we close our teeth by working our joints. Accordingly, the strength and positions of our muscles change according to the positions of our teeth. Changing muscle forces prevent the coordinated work of the joints, and as a result, joint discomfort begins to occur.
What Causes Jaw Joint Pain?
Over time, deformations begin to occur in the jaw joint, which works unbalanced on the right and left sides. The deformations that occur are seen in both cartilage and bones. These deformations cause pain over time.
Why Do Your Jaw Joints Sound?
Due to the jaw muscles not working properly, the cartilage in the joint is exposed to long-term extreme forces. The deformations that occur as a result of this cause the placement problem of the articular cartilage and the cartilage sounds snapping.
What is Bruxism?
Consciously or unintentionally clenching and grinding the teeth is called constant clenching.
What Kind of Relationship Is There Between Bruxism and Jaw Joint Discomfort?
Patients with bruxist are exposed to cartilage and bone injuries due to constant clenching of teeth and jaws. As a result, painful and painful joint disorders are frequently encountered in these patients.
How Is Jaw Joint Discomfort Treated?
Joint disease is generally performed as orthodontic treatment. The position and position of the teeth guide the positions of the muscles. Regulating the position of the muscles can also regulate joint discomfort.
What is a joint splint?
Joint splint is the treatment designed to eliminate the jaw joint discomfort that occurs when the positions of the teeth are correct but the jaw movements are wrong. With this treatment, we regulate the working principles of the muscles and treat the ailment.
Our primary goal in the treatment of joint disease should be to regulate and solve the position of the teeth and the working principle of the muscles. If these problems of the patient are not resolved, long-term relapses may occur.