If you have symptoms such as face pain, headache, earache, noises or bangs when opening your mouth, difficulty when opening or closing your mouth, you probably have some of these TMDs. The most common TMDs occur because the chewing muscles and the jaw joint are not synchronized to function properly. The proper diagnosis of the TMD condition is very important as well as its timely treatment, this will avoid more complex treatments and possible sequels which may affect the system.

TMD or temporomandibular disorder can be caused by multiple reasons. The nocturnal tightening or grinding of teeth is one of the most frequent causes, which can be influenced by emotional factors. Direct trauma to the face and diseases such as arthritis are other very common causes.

TREATMENT

The most important action, before treatment, is to make an adequate diagnosis by an expert in the management of these disorders, a patient may have several types of TMDs at the same time. There are several treatments for different TMDs, which may reduce the pain and improve the movements of the jaw.

Although treatments are very varied, they may include:
  • Use of analgesic drugs, anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxants
  • Bland diet
  • Physiotherapy (cold-heat, exercises)
  • Correction of inappropriate postures
  • Correction of inappropriate habits (nail biting, improper swallowing)
  • Stress management and self-control techniques
  • Apparatus such as occlusal and neuro-relaxing plates
  • Arthroscopy of the joint
  • Infiltration of pain-generating points in the face and neck muscles.
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