My daughter Emily had a dental procedure (filling in the lower jaw) in May 2009 and now nine months later, she is still unable to open her jaw completely. The MRI that was done indicated that the disks in her TMJ had slid out of place on both sides of her jaw. We have heard that there may be a splint that can help in getting the disks back in place, but do not know of any dentists that do this or whether it works We have been to over 20 different health care providers – dentists, oral medicine specialists, MDs, neurologists, natural medicine providers, chiropracters, acupuncture and others, and no one has been able to help. Do you have any suggestions regarding dentists to see or procedures to try?
Seeing a competent tmj specialist to perform manual reduction of displaced disc is advised.If displaced disc can not be reduced manually, arthrocentesis and lavage or surgical intervention is warranted.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.