What is meant by temporomandibular disorder?

TMD – temporomandibular disorder – “bad bite”

TMD is the name given to an incorrect interaction of the teeth of the maxilla (upper jaw) and mandible (lower jaw) and the resulting defective biting position. This leads to a non-physiological positioning of the jaw joints and unnaturally high strain on the surrounding muscles.

Temporomandibular joint and muscular disorders
Pain in the teeth, jaw joints, face, head and neck area, or even tension and pain in other parts of the musculoskeletal system, are often attributable to TMD.

Even the smallest changes to the masticatory apparatus can lead to considerable joint dysfunction. This is understandable considering the fact that a biting force of up to 400-800 N are generated in the masticatory centre by nocturnal clenching and grinding lasting approx. 15-20 mins.

TMD can be treated using the DROS® splint.

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