Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Case of the Month

April, 1999


The patient is a 54 y.o. female that was referred to our office for evaluation of right TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) pain.


The patient has no known drug allergies. There are no serious illnesses. Examination of the right TMJ revealed grinding, upon auscultation of the joint, during movement. The patient complained of tenderness to palpation over the right TMJ. Radiographs revealed decrease interarticular distance and flattening of the articular eminence. The patient had failed to respond to conservative therapy.


  1. Osteoarthritis of Right TMJ



Condylar Head, Fossa, and Eminence.

TMJ disc with perforation.

Patient treated by:
  • Dr. Steven R. Tucker Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

 Steven R. Tucker DMD, PSC
 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
 909 Scherm Road
 Owensboro, KY 42301
 phone: 1-502-926-4107
 fax: 1-502-926-4166
 url: http://www.srt-psc.com


Last Modified: March 31, 1999

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