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TMJ Treatment in Tijuana MX

Watch this video of Dr. Esteban Ramirez in Tijuana, Mexico talking about the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) and its problems. He explains the role of cartilage and masticatory muscles which may cause pain, stiffness and contraction of the TMJ.

Video Transcription

"It’s the TMJ in to open the mouth and close the mouth we have to use the joint; uh sometimes we have some problems with the cartilage or the muscles. If the masticatory muscles become really contracted we are going to have pain the TMJ or if we have some kind of uh.. malocclusions you know if you’re not biting in the correct position we can have some problems into the TMJ so the treatments are different, it depends on what kinds of problems we have but we can use a laser for the TMJ, sometimes night-guards or sometimes we can make a surgery to go into the TMJ if the problem is really bad."

The TMJ Disorder is well explained in this video by the doctor. He also explains the various treatment options that are available to patients who travel to Mexico for dental surgery.

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Orthognathic Sugery Follow-up Routine – Tijuana Surgeon

In this video an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon describes the follow-up procedure that he follows to make sure that his clients are recovering as desired after orthognathic surgery in Tijuana, Mexico. He also advises about post surgery care, precautions and diet to be followed after jaw surgery.

Video Transcription
"We follow the patients by phone or by e-mail, I prefer to follow the patient with uh.. by phone with somebody else because the patient after the surgery has to use some rubber bands to close the mouth to make it in, to put the jaws in a relaxed position so we use rubber bands to close the mouth.

"So the patient is not able to talk in the first weeks but the patient is able to send me some texts or e-mails and we can be in touch by e-mail but somebody can be answering the phone and telling me more about the recovery process of the patient. The recovery process is you know the food has to be blank liquid, liquids bland, actually the patients lose weight."

Here is another video in which the surgeon discusses Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Treatment in Tijuana, Mexico.

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Options for Replacing Missing Teeth in Tijuana, Mexico

Dr. Esteban Ramirez explains the various tooth replacement options available in Tijuana, Mexico. He describes various types of dental implants like all-on-fours and all-on-six, as well as traditional porcelain bridges, dentures and the usual recovery time.

Video Transcription

"Dental implants are titanium screws that we place into the bones to replace missing teeth. Could be many teeth, can be one or can be the whole upper jaw, the whole lower jaw. Another options if the patient is not a good candidate for implant for any reason or if we have to offer to a patient a more cheap treatment there is the, the bridge. 

Always there is the traditional, the traditional porcelain bridge. I mean if we want to put, if the patient needs 1 or 2 implants but if the patient needs full upper or lower there is the traditional dentures. But uh.. there’s always an option for a patient, there is always an option, could be dental implants or traditional dentistry.

If we put a dental implant just like an example… if we want to replace just one single teeth, one single tooth, uh.. we have to grind the teeth, I mean we don’t have to grind the teeth if we put a dental implant but if the patient decides to go ahead for the traditional one, the… we have to grind the teeth next to the gap, next to the area that we don’t have a tooth.

So it’s better to use the implant, is very good option because you don’t grind, you don’t, you don’t cut a good teeth, a healthy teeth. But if the patients do not want the implant or for some reason and medical status cannot be, cannot go uh.. for, for a dental implant the patient can use for sure a traditional porcelain bridge.

Both are good, but we have to understand, I’m going to be really clear about that question because we have to understand that a prosthesis is sometimes, is not forever, because we think the prosthesis is always forever and we have to take very good care of the dental implant or a traditional bridge, both. If if the patient takes really good care, you mean clean, go to some sessions to every 6 months or a year, clean the area, maybe we can have an implant for 25 or 30 years. And the bridge, the traditional bridge, the life of the traditional bridge is shorter, maybe could around 15 or 20 years

The on 4 or the all, the on 6 uh.. can be if we have some patient or some cases where the sinus is very very low and for some reason we cannot put a bone graft, so there is some structures on the face that always has bone could be just next to that, to the nose, in this position right here or sometimes we can put an angulated implant to go back to the areas that we have more bone and use angulated implants.

All-on-four implants is a surgery that we place the implants is a technique developed by Nobel Biocare and has been into the market maybe for around 10 years and has been working really really good because we place the implants and same day the patient can have a temporary denture. The patient can start biting the same day and in a few days can have the final one.

It’s around a week, around a week... the time we place the all-on-four implants then we wait around a week for the laboratory to make an all-on-four denture. The more bone that we have… we can use bone uh.. the.. if we don’t have too much bone we use only all-on-four, but if we can put more implants… more back at the zygomatic bones; the zygomatic bones are the bones around the cheeks and if we can put more implants, better but if we don’t have too much bone at least we have to use all-on-four."

The doctor describes the various tooth replacement options for the clients willing to plan a medical trip to Mexico for Dental Surgery. Here is another video in which the the surgeon describes the traditional dental implant process.