Disorder to temporomandibular: signs and symptoms What is the alteration of ATM? The alteration of the joint to temporomandibular (ATM), happens when the hinge that connects maxilar superior and the jaw inferior does not work correctly. This hinge is one of the most complex joints of the body, is responsible abrir and to move the jaw inferior forwards, back and of side to side. All the problems that prevent the normal work of this complex muscle system, ligaments, discs and bones, are grouped under the denomination of alteration of ATM. Frequently, the alteration of ATM feels as if the jaw jumped or roared or was obstructed by seconds. Often, it is impossible to determine the exact cause of that lack of alignment.
Which are the symptoms of the alteration of ATM? The alterations of the ATM present/display several symptoms and signals. It is difficult to know with certainty if one suffers of alterations of ATM or no, because their symptoms also are indicating of other problems. Its odontologist it will emit the correct diagnosis by means of its clinical history and odontological it completes, the clinical examination and the taking of appropriate x-rays. Some of the symptoms of alteration of more common ATM are the following: Dolores of head (frequently similar to migraas), pain ears, and pain and pressure below the eyes. Chasquido or tronido when abrir or to close the mouth. Pain caused by I yawn, when abrir the mouth widely or chewing? Jaws that ” traban” , they are closed or they leave the place. Painful annoyances in muscles of the jaw.
A sudden change in the way in which the teeth superiors and inferiors fit some on others. How is the alteration ATM? Although there is no a unique cure for the alteration of ATM, there are different treatments to follow that they reduce the symptoms in significant form. Its odontologist can recommend one to him or more of the following suggestions: It tries to eliminate the muscular spasm and the pain being applied humid heat or taking medecines miorelajantes, anti-inflammatory aspirins or other analgesic of free sale or drugs. It uses an apparatus, sometimes denominated plate of bitten or small board, to reduce the harmful effects to tighten the teeth excessively and to squeak them. Fact to size for its mouth, the apparatus slides on the teeth superiors and avoids the squeaked one against the inferiors. It learns relaxation techniques to help it to control the muscular tension on the jaw. Its odontologist can suggest the consultation to him with some specialist to eliminate stress. When the mandibular joints are affected and the other treatments have not been able to solve the conflict, the surgery is recommended.