1. Scientific Paper by Doctor Larry Wolford
This paper reflects the clinical experience of various doctors in the surgical approach of temporomandibular joint disc luxation (with jaw opening capability) using a Mitek anchor to reposition the TMJ disc. Complementary orthognathic surgery is performed in many cases.
2. Scientific Paper by Doctor Larry Wolford
In this paper, several North American specialists discuss their experience with temporomandibular joint prostheses. For historical reasons, experts claim that custom-made titanium TMJ Concepts® are the only TMJ prostheses approved by the FDA in the United States. According to recent studies, 89% of the patients using this kind of prostheses reduced their level of pain. Clinical experience with this kind of prostheses lasts 20 years.
3. Trigeminal Neuralgia
4. Neuropathic Pain in Temporomandibular Joint
5. Ingesting cocoa daily may prevent facial pain
Several American researchers who work in the Center for Biomedical & Life Sciences, Missouri Sate University, 504N. Boonville, Springfield, MO, USA demonstrate -through their daily studies- that ingesting cocoa daily may reduce inflammation that occurs in disorders of the temporomandibular joint, facial pain and trigeminal pain.
These doctors proved that daily cocoa intake may reduce inflammatory neuropeptides that cause pain in these pathologies.
The paper that includes the complete details of the study – which was published in a major scientific journal- is attached. In that article, the researchers conclude that daily cocoa intake reduces inflammation and can be considered a natural anti-inflammatory therapy.
6. More than 60% of the Patients who receive help from the Spanish Association of Patients with Neuropathic Pain, Trigeminal Neuralgia and Temporomandibular Pathology (AEPA ATM ) are wrongly diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia
Many patients who contact AEPA ATM are misdiagnosed with Typical Trigeminal Neuralgia. Some of them have had some of their tooth removed or have been performed unnecessary aggressive surgeries to treat the trigeminal nerve. In most cases, after carrying a thorough set of tests recommended by AEPA ATM clinical committee, it was found that some of the patients suffered facial neuralgia, TMJ dysfunction as well as collateral facial neuralgias, but NOT Trigeminal Neuralgia. Sphenopalatine Ganglion neuralgia and TMJ disorders are some of the conditions that are commonly misdiagnosed.
AEPA ATM want to share the paper “The sphenopalatine ganglion has been infrequently implicated in vague symptoms of the head, face, gums, teeth and back since the early 1900s”. Edwin A. Ernest, III, DMD, FAANaOS, to help all the physicians to correctly diagnose facial neuralgias that are not always related with the trigeminal nerve.
It is always recommended to chose those specialists who have the best track record in the right diagnosis and successful treatment of all type of facial neuralgias.
7. AEPA ATM Medical Committee´s Doctors prove that #immunesystem and #focalepilepsy are related