TMJ arthrocentesis is a minimally invasive minor surgical procedure which is performed to correct displaced disc or relieve the stiffness of the jaw due to fluid build up.
TMD and ear pain are related. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is characterized by pain in the jaw joint that often migrates to the ear. The TMJ connects our lower jaw (mandible) to the skull (temporal bone) in front of the ear. Some of the facial muscles that manage our chewing are attached to the lower jaw.
The major symptom of TMD is clicking jaw, accompanied by jaw pain while extending mouth or chewing. Jaw clicking could be loud & noticeable to others near you.
Jaw pain symptoms are pain or clicking of jaws on opening and closing of your mouth. Reasons could be teeth grinding, osteomyelitis, TMD, etc.
Oral maxillofacial surgeons are dental specialists who focus on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries, and issues associated with the head, neck, face, jaws, and hard or soft tissues of the mouth.
Dentists always try to avoid surgical procedures during pregnancy. Wisdom tooth extraction is generally advised before planning a pregnancy or after the delivery of the child.
A periodontist is a dental specialist who undergoes additional training and education in maintaining the health of the gums and surrounding periodontal tissue.
Dental insurance is a particular policy that allows people to budget for the cost of dental procedures effectively. Usually, dental insurance policies are more straightforward and specific as compared to medical health insurance.