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A 25-year-old female asked:

What can be the next treatment for tmj anterior disc dispacemnt, in case splint therapy& athroscopy fails? with mention that condyle is deformed

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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Pain Management 11 years experience
A few options: Treatments range from injections, physical therapy, medications, behavioral therapy, oral occlusal orthotics (mouth guards) to surgical correction. Any treatment undertaken is done with the goal of improving function and reducing pain (rather than to reposition the disc). I would caution against jumping on the surgical option.
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Dentistry 58 years experience
Osseous surgery: Like a hip or knee, really bad bone formations can be replaced.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Open surgery: If you've had splint therapy, TMJ arthroscopy, associated conservative methods, and you're symptoms are still intolerable, open surgery could be the next step. Make sure you see a very experienced TMJ surgeon for this type of surgery.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Surgical repair: For a few patients, surgical repair of the joint may be suggested. Various operations can be done, depending on the individual situation. See an Oral Surgeon for consultation and TMJ CBCT..

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