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TMJ Surgery Often Prescribed Based on Conjecture: Researchers

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TMJ disorder affects numerous people by plaguing them with all sorts of trying symptoms that make it nearly impossible to enjoy a high quality of life. In search of help, many people often resort to temporomandibular joint surgery which is highly invasive and often unsuccessful.

According to researchers at Australia’s St. Vincent’s Hospital, the role of temporomandibular joint surgery is ill-defined. To remedy this problem, they recently came up with a new way to classify temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) by dividing patients based on five levels of severity. This new classification is aimed at guiding clinicians, who are ultimately responsible for recommending TMD treatments. Unfortunately, according to St. Vincent’s researchers, at this point, TMJ surgery is sometimes prescribed based on conjecture rather than actual evidence.

Nonsurgical Alternatives

People who opt for TMJ surgery must endure lengthy downtimes and significant pain. That said, because TMD symptoms are so difficult to bear; many sufferers are willing to pay the hefty physical price that comes with invasive surgery. Unfortunately, these sacrifices aren’t always rewarded, because surgery doesn’t always eliminate every symptom.

Contrarily, most people experience complete TMD relief, when they receive a treatment that focuses on the root cause of TMD pain: a bad bite.

Choosing a Better Life

Our lives are far too short to spend enduring temporomandibular joint disorder and all the difficult symptoms that come along with it. If you have been plagued by clicking and popping in the jaw, tenderness in the face, swelling, tinnitus and chronic pain; it’s time to get help.

Dr. Berry provides patients with an effective treatment for TMJ disorder that allows them to enjoy life the way it is meant to be. To learn how he can offer permanent TMD relief by fixing your bad bite, contact his office today or call the TMJ Therapy & Sleep Center of Colorado at (303) 691-0267 to schedule your consultation today.

Related article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23287108

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