Has anyone been helped by a Neuromuscular Dentist with later stages of TMD? I was told by one NM Dentist that later stages tend to be cases where the joints are damaged and that a NM Dentist wouldn't help.
My MRI results. TMJ disorder due to Osteoarthritis.
Right side condyle and disc are in good condition but the disc is "stuck."
Left side condyle is showing ware and has a small bone spur. The disc is
"stuck" and in poor condition and the ligament is very loose.
I have almost no pain or headaches. (I've only had TMD for 4 months)
Only muscular issues I have are my temporalis muscles tend to be sore and my neck is sometimes stiff.
Oral surgeon suggested Disk repositioning and ligament tightening.
I just got a stabilization splint today.
I was told the splint won't recapture the left disc but may slow the progression of the Osteoarthritis.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!