There Is Hope!
Dr. Gottesman provides unique diagnostic services for patients with difficult and unusual TMJ problems. The type of patients who would most benefit from my expertise are those with refractory pain despite conservative and/or surgical therapies for their temporomandibular joint(s) and the condylar resorption patient who, additionally, has developed a dentofacial bite deformity which can present as an anterior open bite (front teeth no longer meet) and their lower jaw has moved backward. As a noted lecturer and author, I have developed an investigative approach to help both common and highly challenging patients obtain a diagnosis. I have developed a sophisticated algorithmic protocol which affords me the best opportunity to establish underlying cause(s). I utilize blood tests, imaging studies and a very detailed health history questionnaire to reach a diagnosis. At the root of these types of problems, are occasional serious illnesses.
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