severe degenerative tmj disorder

Lyndag5 Community Member April 19, 2007
  • My diagnoses is non-reducible anterior dislocationof right disc with severe degenerative changes of right tmj. I was also told by my oral surgeon that I have severe narrowing of the right tmj joint and extensive sclerotic changes of the right temporal eminence and right mandibular condyle and neck. He mentioned also that cystic changes or the mandibular wht secondary osteoathritic changes of the joint. I have had these problems because of an injury when I was 9 years old. Over the years I have had two splints made and physical therapy. My doctor also performed athroscopic surgery. None of the nonevasive procedures worked. He wants me to take a second MRI. I need to find out some other procedures that may help me. I like to do my homework before talking with the doctor. Any information will be greatly appreciatied.

     

    Lyndag5

1 Comments
  • annebeckett
    May. 02, 2007
    Have you gone for the mri yet?  If so, what did it show?  There are some surgical procedures that can be helpful but, they don't generally cure the pain from TMD.  -have you had an arthrocentesis?  Generally, as long as you have your own joints and they function reasonably well, there are a lot of different things to be done.  Have...
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    Have you gone for the mri yet?  If so, what did it show?  There are some surgical procedures that can be helpful but, they don't generally cure the pain from TMD.  -have you had an arthrocentesis?  Generally, as long as you have your own joints and they function reasonably well, there are a lot of different things to be done.  Have you been to physical therapy?  I would certainly ask the doc about a referral, if not.  Of course, you've probably been through the soft diet, and you do have an appliance?  It's hard to say what you can expect since this elusive disease and repsonses to therapies  is quite individual.  Everyone goes through different stages and, what works really well for one person may not work, whatosever for the other.  I've been through just about every possible TMJ surgery there is (some more than once or twice) and I am in more pain that when I first started on this merry-go-round.  It's been close to 20 years for me and, if you've read any of my posts, you can see that nothing has worked as of yet.  Of course, way back when, when all of this started, I was looking for a cure!  Now, I would only like to not have my joints pop off and out of place!
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