Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Patients with a normal temporomandibular joint can develop myofascial pain syndrome (formerly known as myofascial pain and dysfunction syndrome [MPDS or MFPDS]). Muscle tension, weariness, or (rarely) spasm of the masticatory muscles produce it. Symptoms include pain and soreness in and around the masticatory tissues, as well as discomfort and tenderness referred to other parts … Read more


The act of clenching or grinding one’s teeth is known as bruxism. Bruxism can wear down enamel and dentin in the crowns of teeth, weaken metal or ceramic dental crowns, and make teeth mobile. Bruxism is classified as a complex disorder. Patients with GERD and/or obstructive sleep apnea have a higher risk of tooth abrasion … Read more

Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis

Recurrent aphthous stomatitis is a frequent illness in which painful ulcers repeat on the oral mucosa in round or oval shapes. The cause is unknown. The diagnosis is made on the basis of clinical evidence. Topical corticosteroids are commonly used in symptomatic treatment. At some point in their lives, 20 to 30 percent of adults … Read more