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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders

Pain in the temporomandibular joints is often caused by tension in the chewing muscles, and all that is required to treat it is muscle-relaxing physiotherapy.

However, sometimes pain in the temporomandibular  joints is caused by a displacement of the cartilage disc, or wear-and-tear in the joint.  This not only causes the patient to suffer pain, but a clicking or rubbing sound is also audible during chewing.

Both conditions are either treated conservatively (with physiotherapy) or surgically, depending on the severity of the disorder and the degree of discomfort the patient is experiencing. A correct diagnosis and long-term follow-up by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon are essential.

Dr. Dr. med. Nicole M. Eggensperger
Praxis Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie FMH
Gartenstrasse 2
CH-6300 Zug
Tel +41 (0)41 711 33 80
Fax +41 (0)41 711 33 81
Email praxis.eggensperger@maxface.ch


Dr. Dr. med. Nicole M. Eggensperger
Praxis Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie FMH
Oberdorfstrasse 20
CH-8820 Wädenswil
Tel +41 (0)44 710 33 80
Fax +41 (0)44 710 33 81
Email praxis.eggensperger@maxface.ch