A TEXTBOOK OF ADVANCED ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
Edited by Mohammad Hosein Kalantar Motamedi
Chapter 32 : Diagnosis and Management of Temporomandibular Disorders
Fina Navi , Mohammad Hosein Kalantar Motamedi , Koroush Taheri Talesh , Esshagh Lasemi , Zahra Nematollahi
First published July, 2013
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is used to correct a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries, defects and deformities of the mouth, head, neck, face and jaws. It is an internationally recognized surgical specialty rapidly changing hand –in-hand with evolving advancements in technology. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons care for patients with impacted wisdom teeth, facial pain, and misaligned jaws. They treat accident victims with facial injuries, place dental implants and do bone transplants; they also care for patients with oral cancer, cysts, jaw s lesions as well as cosmetic deformities of the face.
This book presents information relevant to advanced oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures, concepts and techniques. It targets residents, specialists and fellows engaged in practice of this dynamic specialty. For brevity therefore, the basic topics are not presented here as they are well covered in most textbooks; chapters on asepsis, infection control, surgical armamentarium, simple and complicated exodontias, antibiotic therapy, apicectomy … are thus, not mentioned in this text. Instead, up-to-date coverage of complex, technique-oriented procedures performed by experienced specialists are presented. This book provides surgical information that will hopefully be helpful to clinicians in developing a correct and systematic approach to patient diagnosis and current management.