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Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders (formerly titled TMJ Disorders)

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Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders

This ANZAOMS patient education pamphlet provides information on the treatment of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). The topics discussed include:

  • Causes of a TMD and TMJ dysfunction
  • Symptoms of a TMD 
  • Surgical treatment of a TMD
  • Recovery after surgery
  • Possible complications and risks of TMJ surgery and TMJ replacement.

The non-surgical treatments for a temporomandibular disorder discussed include:

  • Education and self-care
  • Jaw physiotherapy
  • Occlusal appliance therapy
  • Psychotherapy.

The surgical treatment options outlined are:

  • TMJ Arthrocentesis
  • TMJ Arthroscopy
  • TMJ Arthroplasty
  • Total TMJ Replacement.

This pamphlet provides TMJ patient information to assist the informed-consent process. The benefits, risks and limitations of treatment are discussed in detail to assist the patients understanding of treatment options for TMJ pain. 

Mi-tec publishes 8 patient education pamphlets for The Australian And New Zealand Association Of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons (ANZAOMS). The objective of each pamphlet is to assist oral and maxillofacial surgeons with their informed consent process, reduce the medico-legal risk of failure to inform and improve patient outcomes. The pamphlets serve as valuable resources for surgeons in establishing a process of communication with patients.