Journal of Arthritis

ISSN - 2167-7921

Sidebottom AJ

Sidebottom AJ
Queen’s Medical Centre,
Derby Rd, Nottingham, NG7 2UH
United Kingdom

  • Review Article
    Current Management of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disease
    Author(s): Sidebottom AJ, Shahme Farook and Cascarini LSidebottom AJ, Shahme Farook and Cascarini L

    Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD) is a collection of medical and dental conditions affecting the joint and muscles of mastication, as well as contiguous tissue components. This leads to pain and altered oral function and can lead to a poor quality of life. The majority of the population can be affected to some degree. Management of TMD is often simple in the first instance, but may involve complex decision making. This article summarizes the current investigative and treatment options available. Magnetic Resonance Imaging is the recommended radiological investigation of choice for soft tissue assessment whilst TMJ arthroscopy supersedes most other invasive treatments available in relation management of symptoms and more accurate diagnosis. Should arthroscopy fail to achieve satisfactory resolution of symptoms a standardised treatment pathway based on arthroscopic findings i.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2167-7921.1000138

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