EFFECTIVE SURGERY MANAGEMENT OF ORTHOPEDIC PROBLEMS OF THE TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT (TMJ)
Dr. William Kirk has practiced oral and maxillofacial surgery and the subspecialty of temporomandibular joint surgery for over 30 years. He served as President of the American Society of TMJ surgeons from 2003-2005.
Dr. Kirk is committed to providing patients with comprehensive care regarding significant orthopedic problems of the TMJ. Patients can be managed surgically and non surgically. Most patients, however, are seen after years of non surgical management that has not been successful and chronic pain and impairment have progressed
WHY CONSIDER SURGICAL MANAGEMENT.
There are significant consequences of trauma and growth and development that can impact the TMJ in similar fashion. Many of these issues are only amenable to surgery. This web site is dedicated to discussion of those issues and is designed for your education of these conditions.
UNDERSTANDING ORTHOPEDIC TMJ DISORDERS LEADS TO SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT.
The US National Institute of Health estimates that 10 million Americans have what is commonly referred to as “TMJ.” The dental and medical literature estimates that at least 10% of these individuals will either have or be progressing into a serious level of disease only manageable with surgery of the joint itself.
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