A disorder of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) happens when one or more parts of the TMJ or the muscles surrounding it have been damaged due to trauma or an underlying medical condition. In some cases, TMJ trauma can result from a dentist’s recklessness in performing dental procedures, such as improper use of dental instruments, installation of faulty dental products, and improper tooth extraction.
Because TMJ disorders mimic the symptoms of other conditions of the face, neck or ear, a thorough and comprehensive review of a patient’s medical and dental history may be taken. The doctors will also check for TMJ disorder by conducting physical examination. To rule out the possibility of other disorders, doctors may also conduct imaging tests, such as X-ray and computerized tomography (CT) scan.
Dental malpractice or negligence has sadly been among the many causes of personal injury that may translate to physical and emotional trauma, and hefty medical bills. If you have been a victim of dental malpractice in Madison, a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you file a claim against the party involved. Call us at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about what you can do today.