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Get your full range of movement back with TMJ surgery

The TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, connects your jawbone to your skull, and is like a sliding hinge. Unfortunately, when a person has disorder affecting this joint, full range of movement in the jaw may be limited. This can lead to limitation of mouth opening and/or pain, and surgery may be required for a small number of patients in order to regain full (and painless) use of their TMJ. Highly-regarded consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon Mr Ross Elledge offers an expert guide to what’s involved in this procedure in this informative article.

Pain, swelling and numbness: Do I need salivary gland surgery?

Pain, swelling and numbness are usual symptoms of pathological processes, such as tumours or infections, that affect the salivary glands. To alleviate these symptoms, diagnose conditions and prevent aggravation of these processes, salivary gland surgery may be recommended. Mr Robert Goddard, highly revered consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon, explains what this procedure entails and what patients can expect afterwards.

Augmented reality in the operating room: is it safer?

Professor Kavin Andi asks: 'Is AR in medicine safer than non-assisted procedures?' Its' capabilities mean that it can assist in surgery planning, patient treatment and helps to explain complex medical situations. However, it may have disadvantages. The award-winning consultant oral and maxilio surgeon and head and neck surgeon speaks to Top Doctors about this new technological concept.

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