TMJ disorders

TMJ disorders

Occlusion exam

An occlusion exam is a collection of data allowing the diagnosis of jaw movement disorders. This is relevant for people suffering from one or more of the following signs and symptoms: headaches, neck pain, muscle pain in cheeks and temples, pain in the jaw joint, worn teeth, etc. When we know the state of the occlusion, we can determine whether a patient can be relieved of his pain by wearing a balanced bite splint and / or proceeding to a teeth balance.

Balanced bite splint

Molded device, custom-made, used to protect teeth against clenching or grinding. Used to protect and stabilize the jaw joint (TMJ) for people with headaches, neck pain, pain and cracking in the jaw joint, or for people with worn teeth.

Teeth balance

Sometimes, after an occlusion exam and in cases of stable, non-symptomatic temporomandibular joints, the patient that does not wish to wear a bite splint at night can balance his teeth. The balancing consists of micro-grinding of the teeth to allow a stable occlusion that is functional and without interference.