Management of dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint guidelines approved by the BAOMS and NICE
Posted on 8th June 2017 at 19:05
The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons(BAOMS) national guideline's about the management of conditions of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) have been approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). it's purposes is to be an useful tool available for surgeons and other medical colleagues, so they can too, assist in the management of what can develop into a condition of chronic pain. The use of TMJ multidisciplinary teams should be encouraged to allow all options for management to be discussed appropriately in selected cases, rather than unnecessarily progressing to surgical intervention. In this review we will cover the range of diseases of the TMJ and what are the options available for treatments in each case according to the NICE and BAOMS guidelines.