Clenching our teeth can be a common occurrence if we live in an era of constant stress or have simply acquired this habit. To eliminate the pain associated with this practice, there are dental physiotherapists who are experts in the treatment of the temporomandibular joint. This is a service provided by some dental clinics with the aim of avoiding the prolongation of this bad practice that can deteriorate the teeth and damage the general condition of the body.
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is related to musculoskeletal disorder. This problem presents the most common type of pain in the orofacial part, but with a direct link to the biomechanical and physiological appearance of the skull, neck and shoulder girdle. For this reason, if we do not fix the temporomandibular joint, there is a risk of suffering pain in other parts of the musculature due to an incorrect general posture.
Physiotherapists stimulate the restoration of the usual functions of the joints, especially the masticatory apparatus that will help to achieve a correct balance of body posture. Through indications or massages on the painful part, the physiotherapist is able to relax the musculature and can relieve the patient’s pain.