TMJ Arthroscopic Surgery
This procedure is especially indicated in joint blockages and localized pain in the joint. Contrary to popular belief, arthroscopy performed in the initial phase of the disease restores the anatomical relationships of the TMJ and prevents the progression of symptoms.
Main symptoms of TMJ disorder
The symptoms of TMJ disorders are often confused with a number of other conditions, find out for sure if the symptoms correspond to this disorder with an evaluation consultation with Dr. Victor Hugo Gonzalez. The symptoms are:
- Mandibular block
- Internal clicking during mouth opening
- Pain in the jaw or at the level of the temples
- Difficulty chewing
- Tight jaw muscles
Over time, symptoms may worsen. Medication, home remedies and cold compresses may offer temporary relief, but will not repair or reverse the damage to the TMJ. The only permanent relief is through surgical treatment of the TMJ (in patients for whom conservative treatment did not work).