Chronic Oro-facial pain and Temporomandibular joint disorders

Chronic Orofacial pain and temporomandibular joint disorders are known for their difficulty in diagnosis leading patients astray, making them dissatisfied with various specialists’ doctors. In this process aggravating their condition and severely compromising with the quality of life. The treatment is possible only when the diagnosis is correctly made. 

Both these conditions can be adequately diagnosed clinically and are best handled by trained experienced clinician who can manage such patients with utmost patience and care following principles of biopsychosocial model of medicine. 

Temporomandibular joint gets inflamed under certain stressful conditions in life and hence the joint lavage through a procedure called Arthrocentesis can be performed, under local or general anesthesia. Arthroscopic surgeries of TMJ can help relieve pain due to TMJ disc conditions , in some cases.