Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Research Article| Volume 99, ISSUE 2, P95-100, February 2008

Management of chronic unilateral temporomandibular joint dislocation with a mandibular guidance prosthesis: A clinical report

      Recurrent or chronic dislocation of the temporomandibular joint is relatively rare and often results in facial asymmetry, impairment of function, and discomfort. Although manual reduction is the primary choice of treatment, patients presenting with recurrent or prolonged dislocations require conservative and surgical methods to limit forward movement of the mandibular condyle. This clinical report presents a 75-year-old woman with severe mandibular deviation and subsequent facial asymmetry caused by a chronic unilateral temporomandibular joint dislocation that was treated with a mandibular guidance prosthesis combined with physical therapy. (J Prosthet Dent 2008;99:95-100)
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