Doctor, My Mouth Opening is Restricted!!_ Close Lock of TMD_Part 2_ Dr. Yang's TMD TALK (8)
Last video, we talked about two kinds of jaw locks: open locks and close locks. We talked about my patient came to me with restricted mouth opening, the reason of the close lock, etc.
This video, we are going to talk about the treatment.
1. Acute stage: close lock happened within one week. Please seek treatment asap. During the acute stage, it is easier for your dentist/specialist to manipulate the condyle back to the correct relationship with the disc.
2. If you passed the acute stage, do not worry, from the review article, the condition is mostly self-limited, which means, it might resolve by itself without treatment.
3. Chronic stage: If 12 weeks passed and the situation continued, I would suggest you seeking a dentist/specialist. The treatments for the chronic stage would be:
a. NSAID (Ibuprofen 800 mg) and muscle relaxant.
b. Home exercise
c. Mandibular manipulation
d. TMD device
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