Any modification observed in the normal functioning of the stomatognate system may produce a disfunctional syndrome. Also true si that, even if many patients evidence more or less severe alterations of either occlusal parameters (most frequently) or mandibulary dynamics, the type of disfunctional syndrome may be considered as a debut or susceptibility sign. In fewer situations, the main symptom
manifested was articular pain, articular noise or muscular symptomatology. Most of the complaints referred to the existing occlusal pathology. A preliminary discussion, together with the patient, prior to the initiation of the treatment, on the elements of articular or muscular pathology revealed, in most of the cases, his interest in a complete rehabilitation of the stomatognate system, being convinced that partial restorations cannot completely assure the morpho-functionality of the whole system.
- disfunctional syndrome
- mandibulary dynamics.
- occlusal disfunction
- stomatognate system