Tratamento da ATM orlando fl

Especialista em TMJ Orlando Flórida

TMJ (articulação temporomandibular) distúrbios são uma família de problemas relacionados à articulação da mandíbula. Se você teve sintomas como dor ou um “clicando” som, você ficará feliz em saber que esses problemas são diagnosticados e tratados com mais facilidade do que no passado. Esses sintomas ocorrem quando as articulações da mandíbula e os músculos da mastigação não funcionam juntos corretamente. TMJ significa articulação temporomandibular, qual é o nome de cada junta (direita e esquerda) que conecta sua mandíbula ao seu crânio. Uma vez que alguns tipos de problemas de TMJ podem levar a condições mais sérias, detecção e tratamento precoces são importantes.

Nenhum tratamento pode resolver os distúrbios da ATM completamente e o tratamento leva tempo para se tornar eficaz. Dr. Martinez pode ajudá-lo a ter uma vida mais saudável, mandíbula mais confortável.

Problemas com sua mandíbula?

Os distúrbios da ATM se desenvolvem por muitas razões. Você pode cerrar ou ranger os dentes, contraindo os músculos da mandíbula e estressando a articulação da MT. Você pode ter uma articulação da mandíbula danificada devido a uma lesão ou doença. Lesões e artrite podem danificar a articulação diretamente ou esticar ou romper os ligamentos musculares. Como um resultado, O disco, que é feito de cartilagem e funciona como a & ldquo; almofada” da articulação da mandíbula, pode escorregar para fora da posição. Seja qual for a causa, os resultados podem incluir uma mordida desalinhada, dor, clicando, ou ruído áspero quando você abre a boca, ou dificuldade em abrir bem a boca.

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Do You Have a TMJ Disorder?

  • Are you aware of grinding or clenching your teeth?
  • Do you wake up with sore, stiff muscles around your jaws?
  • Do you have frequent headaches or neck aches?
  • Does the pain get worse when you clench your teeth?
  • Does stress make your clenching and pain worse?
  • Does your jaw click, pop, grate, catch, or lock when you open your mouth?
  • Is it difficult or painful to open your mouth, eat, or yawn?
  • Have you ever injured your neck, head, or jaws?
  • Have you had problems (such as arthritis) with other joints?
  • Do you have teeth that no longer touch when you bite?
  • Do your teeth meet differently from time to time?
  • Is it hard to use your front teeth to bite or tear food?
  • Are your teeth sensitive, loose, broken, or worn?

The more times you answeredyes”, the more likely it is that you have a TMJ disorder. Understanding TMJ disorders will also help you understand how they are treated.

TMJ Treatment

There are various treatment options for TMJ that Dr. Martinez can utilize to improve the harmony and function of your jaw. Once an evaluation confirms a diagnosis of TMJ disorder, Dr. Martinez will determine the proper course of treatment. It is important to note that treatment always works best with a team approach of self-care combined with professional care.

The initial goals are to relieve muscle spasms and joint pain. This is usually accomplished with a pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, or muscle relaxant. Steroids can be injected directly into the joints to reduce pain and inflammation. Self-care treatments can often be effective as well and include:

  • Resting your jaw
  • Keeping your teeth apart when you are not swallowing or eating
  • Eating soft foods
  • Applying ice and heat
  • Exercising your jaw
  • Practicing good posture

Stress management techniques such as biofeedback or physical therapy may also be recommended, as well as a temporary, clear plastic appliance known as a splint. A splint (or nightguard) fits over your top or bottom teeth and helps keep your teeth apart, thereby relaxing the muscles and reducing pain. There are different types of appliances used for different purposes. A nightguard helps you stop clenching or grinding your teeth and reduces muscle tension at night. It also helps to protect the cartilage and joint surfaces. An anterior positioning appliance moves your jaw forward, relieves pressure on parts of your jaw, and aids in disk repositioning. It may be worn 24 hours/day to help your jaw heal. An orthotic stabilization appliance is worn 24 hours/day, or just at night, to move your jaw into the proper position. Appliances also help protect tooth wear.

What about bite correction or surgery?

If your TMJ disorder has caused problems with how your teeth fit together you may need treatment such as bite adjustment (equilibration), orthodontics with or without jaw reconstruction, or restorative dental work. Surgical options, such as arthroscopy and open joint repair restructuring, are sometimes needed but are reserved for severe cases. Dr. Martinez does not consider TMJ surgery unless the jaw can’t open, is dislocated and non-reducible, has severe degeneration, or the patient has undergone appliance treatment unsuccessfully.

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