Management of TMJ disorders is done when one suffers from:
An inability to open the mouth wide
Long-standing pain or clicking in front of the ear
Unexplained head or neck pain
What Management of TMJ Disorders Can / Can’t Do
How You Should Prepare For Management of TMJ Disorders ?
Treatment usually requires a shift to soft diet
Before treating the TMJ itself, it is important to treat any and all factors that may cause undue stress on the joint. Share any dental concerns you have with your surgeon, including missing or decayed teeth, erupting wisdom teeth, tooth clenching or grinding habits
Discuss any medical illnesses, if you have, with your doctor
Stop smoking for at least 2 weeks before the surgery
What is the Procedure of Management of TMJ Disorders ?
Recovery After Management of TMJ Disorders ?
Mild swelling may be seen for up to 10 days after the procedure
Solid foods and heavy exercise are to be avoided for a few weeks after the surgery
Improvement in joint mobility is a gradual procedure which may take a few weeks to develop completely
Physiotherapy may be required in some cases to augment joint mobility
Joint replacement may require a period of jaw closure (intermaxillary fixation) of up to 7-10 days
You may experience some weakness of the facial muscles in some cases for up to 12 weeks