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8.5 months post-op arthrocentesis

I must apologize that I haven’t posted in so long. Aside from getting married in the fall and the fact that I actually write this blog myself in between doing doctor things, I actually have felt so good that I don’t think very often about my own jaw lately! The fact is that I have […]

2 months since arthrocentesis

So tomorrow will be 2 months since the procedure and I feel great.  I purposely treated myself differently during this period as an experiment.  My patients are instructed to slowly advance their diet over the first six weeks after the procedure.  Patients are also referred for physical therapy and continue to perform various treatments at […]

2 Weeks Post-Procedure

It has been 2 weeks and I still feel complete resolutions of symptoms. No joint noises, no pain and no limitations.  Normal diet. I am excited to see how long this lasts. It is a great result so far but it is very early.  Adam

TMJ ARTHROCENTESIS VIDEO

Post-Procedure Day #5

The mild soreness from the injection was gone when I woke up this morning. I am also pleased to report that I continue to be 100% pain-free with normal occlusion. I have been eating whatever I want (steak, nuts, apples, etc.) with no pain at all. More to come… -Adam

Post-Procedure Day #1

I woke up in the middle of a terrible dream that my jaw was feeling extremely stiff and sore this morning and I was thinking that eating a huge porterhouse steak last night might have been a bit premature. Haha. When I actually woke up I was very happy to find that it was just […]

First Post

As a doctor who treats TMJ disorders and suffers from these same problems as well, I am in a unique position to relate to my patients in a very special way. My TMD has been terrible lately and today I underwent a very safe, easy, minimally invasive procedure called arthrocentesis. We recorded it on video […]