Traitement de l’ATM (Articulation temporal-mandibulaire)

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TMJ Treatment Serving Ontario and the greater Toronto areas

The term TMJ actually refers to the temporomandibular joint in the human jaw. This is the joint that connects the jaw to the temporal bones of your skull – acting as a hinge. The TMJ connects the jaw in such a way that it allows for up and down, open and close, and side to side movement. It is also primarily responsible for manipulation of speech, yawning, chewing and language. In some instances, people can experience pain or symptoms with the TMJ that is commonly referred to as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMD.

Causes courantes des troubles de l'articulation temporo-mandibulaire ou TATM

The primary causes of a TMJ disorder (TMD) can be problems with the joint or the jaw muscles attached to the joint. Commonly, injuries to the head, neck or face can all lead to TMD. Other causes of TMJ Disorder include stress, patterns of clenching or grinding teeth (usually at night), and arthritis pain that cause tightening and clenching of jaw muscles or the face.

Symptômes courants du trouble de l'ATM

Le TATM peut être assez douloureux ou même être la cause de beaucoup de malaises. Les symptômes que l'on appelle couramment contribuer au TATM sont

  • Machoire bloquée
  • Cliquer ou faire sauter la mâchoire
  • Difficulté à ouvrir ou à fermer la mâchoire
  • Maux de tête
  • Maux d'oreilles
  • Douleur au visage, au cou ou à la mâchoire
  • Difficulté ou douleur lors de la mastication
  • Douleur et sensibilité au niveau du visage, du cou ou de la mâchoire
  • Étourdissements
  • Bourdonnements d'oreilles
  • Douleur à l'épaule supérieure
  • Maux de dents

Quelles sont les possibilités de traitement de mon TATM?

Before giving any concrete treatment options, it is necessary to call an office for an initial consultation to determine what course of action can be taken and the severity of the condition. Here are some of the ways that our practice can treat your TMD.

Médicaments en vente libre : Nous pouvons vous prescrire des médicaments pour aider à soulager la douleur ou le gonflement causé par la PTM. Nous pouvons également vous suggérer d'explorer les choix de style de vie qui contribuent à détendre les muscles et à diminuer les cas de serrement ou de grincement des dents.

Nightguard: One of the most commonly recommended treatments for TMJ Disorder are custom-molded plastic night guards that fit over the lower or upper teeth. They are designed in such a way to prevent subconscious grinding which typically occurs at night. It can also contribute to an improvement in biting form over time and increase airflow at night.

Travaux dentaires possibles : Selon le cas, il peut y avoir des dents saillantes ou des couronnes/ponts qui contribuent à la douleur dans la mâchoire. Cela devra être déterminé au cabinet lors de la consultation et des tests. Dans des circonstances très graves, nous pouvons recommander une intervention chirurgicale avec un chirurgien bucco-dentaire.

Orthodontic treatment: a misaligned bite, or malocclusion, could be contributing to your jaw pain. Crooked teeth or an irregular bite create traumatic forces which put strain on your jaw joints and cause tooth wear. Correcting your bite is easier than ever with advances in clear aligner therapy.

Pour les personnes souffrant de TATM et souhaitant un traitement de l'ATM, contactez notre cabinet pour une première consultation. Nous serons heureux de répondre à toutes vos questions et de vous mettre sur la bonne voie pour une vie sans douleur à la mâchoire.

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