Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and Ankylosis

TMJ ANKYLOSIS

  • Union (bony/fibrous) of condyle of mandible with glenoid fossa of temporal bone leading to complete or partial inability to open mouth.
  • Can be Unilateral or Bilateral.
  • Leads to secondary defects of jaws due to restricted growth on affected side.

Dr Gaurav M Gupta has operated a record 140+ TMJ ankylosis in just 4 years. He has been Keynote speaker in National conferences

 

FACIAL AND TMJ PAIN

  • Commonly treated problems
  • Head and neck muscle ache
  • TMJ Dysfunction- clicking, pain
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Trigeminal nerve injury

Inflammation or Infection
Management of tmj disorders depends on the severity of problem and can be done by following ways:

  • Medical Management
  • Arthrocentasis (Joint Lavage) Surgical