Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

DENTAL SCIENCE - CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 314--318

Gnathological splint therapy in temporomandibular joint disorder


K Gnanashanmugham, B Saravanan, MR Sukumar, T Faisal Tajir 
 Department of Orthodontics, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. K Gnanashanmugham
Department of Orthodontics, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) forms an integral functional part of stomatognathic system. Position, shape, structure and function of teeth have an influence on the proper functioning and health of TMJ. But a problem associated with TMJ is often neglected, and treatment for it is mostly restricted to palliative therapy. A proper understanding of the underlying cause of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is necessary to device a proper treatment plan. Etiology of TMDs varies from idiopathic reasons to systemic disorders. The option of Gnathological splint is a conservative, safe and an effective mode of therapy for TMDs caused by occlusal discrepancies (fulcrum/interferences). This article presents a case report of a patient with TMD caused by occlusal discrepancy


How to cite this article:
Gnanashanmugham K, Saravanan B, Sukumar M R, Tajir T F. Gnathological splint therapy in temporomandibular joint disorder.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2015;7:314-318


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Gnanashanmugham K, Saravanan B, Sukumar M R, Tajir T F. Gnathological splint therapy in temporomandibular joint disorder. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Jan 25 ];7:314-318
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