Treatment of Intrinsic Injuries to the Jaw’s Temporomandibular Joint. Sustained mouth opening and hyperextension injuries are the most common intrinsic injuries of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Hyperextension injuries of the temporomandibular joints can occur during intubation for general anesthesia, likely because the jaw muscles are paralyzed during induction, making the TMJ more susceptible to hyperextension.
Author: Bradley Eli
Bradley A. Eli, DMD, MS: Orofacial Pain Specialist and Sleep Disordered Breathing Expert
Dr. Brad Eli is nationally recognized by colleagues in both medicine and dentistry as a leader in pain management and the treatment of sleep disordered breathing.
He is one of an elite group of board-certified Orofacial Pain Specialists in the nation with the advanced training and experience to diagnose and manage complex orofacial pain conditions. In over 25 years of dedication to the advancement of orofacial pain medicine, Dr. Eli has helped thousands of patients find pain relief and manage their chronic pain conditions. His patient-centered method matches each patient with the best treatment for their symptoms and lifestyle.
He advances the field of orofacial pain medicine by developing treatment protocols and specialized products that improve care and provide better outcomes for patients with life-changing orofacial pain disorders and conditions. He actively collaborates with peers across the profession and has been a contributing author to the Journal of the American Dental Association, Pain Medicine and Management, Oral Health Journal, and Dental Economics. He has provided educational courses, webinars, and other orofacial pain and obstructive sleep apnea instruction to dental associations, study clubs, and medical groups.