Romanian Journal of Medical and Dental Education Volum 12 Issue 4, 2023 EDENTULISM AND TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT-A MINIREVIEW


Dana Gabriela Budală, Ionuț Luchian, Monica Mihaela Scutariu, Dragoș Ioan Virvescu, Elena Raluca Baciu, Dragoș Frățilă, Zinovia Surlari


One of the most complicated joints in the human body is the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The disc of the joint is crucial to the joint’s normal function because of the unusual combination of rotation and translation movement it undergoes. Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) are defined as clinical problems that affect the masticatory muscles, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the related structures or both. Since the teeth are one of the most important components of the masticatory system and have a close relationship with muscles and TMJ they can induce changes in these components.

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