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Temporomandibular Joint Surgery

Service Description

It is unfortunate that many temporomandibular disorder (TMD) practitioners have a poor appreciation of the role of surgery in the management of TMD, which results in many patients being denied access to appropriate care. Although surgery is often considered as an option of last resort, there are instances in which surgery is the definitive and sometimes the only treatment option. The aim of this study is to review the role of temporomandibular joint surgery and its place in the treatment armamentarium of TMDs. Indications for surgery, surgical procedures available and the balance of risks versus benefits are discussed. Concerted efforts must be made to educate all TMD practitioners of the benefits of temporomandibular joint surgery so that patients do not suffer unnecessarily from ongoing nonsurgical treatments that ultimately prove to be ineffective in the management of their condition.

Contact Details

  • No.24, 2nd Avenue, Annanagar West, Anna Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600040, India

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