Bruxism and splint of discharge
"Temporomandibular" joint (TMJ) disorders can sometimes appear with the following symptoms: joint pain, limitation of mouth opening, joint sounds and clicks, and difficulty in chewing.
Bruxism causes continued pressure on the teeth, fatigates the TMJ, causes dental hypersensitivity due to hyperexcitation of the dental pulp (nerve) and sometimes it ends up creating fissures and cracks in the dental surfaces, even leading to breaking a tooth.
It is very important to do a careful study of your occlusion and symptoms and to explore the TMJ in order to apply preventive measures and treatments such as change of habits, muscle relaxation, improving occlusion with occlusal adjustment or mouthguards designed by the dentist. In some cases, prosthesis and orthodontics could be necessary to avoid or improve the symptoms.