As extrapolated by large-scale studies, a significant prevalence of signs related to dysfunctions of Temporomandibular Joints and/or muscluture, is typically addressed among the generic population. Due to sub-clinical or cyclic occurrence of symptoms, very few patients however are becoming aware of their syndrome so as to seek suitable therapy.
On occasion more complex signs occur, which can be misleading. Such can be toothaches, automatic stimulation of lacrimal glands (tears on one eye), discharge from the nose (single nostril) etc.
Etiologic_ Non-reversible-type therapeutic modalities aim to replicate the orthopedic stability as achieved with the mouth-guards to the natural dentition. Non-invasive bonded onlays and 360 veneers are mainly employed to fully reconstruct occlusion thus helping shift the mandible to a well-rested and asymptomatic position. Moreover orthodontic appliances are bonded to posterior teeth to optimize occlusal contacts and reassume orthopedic stability.