TMJ diseases occur with complex problems of the jaw joint. In the presence of complaints such as pain or clicking sound in the jaw joint, you will be pleased that the treatment options of plastic surgeons have improved. The best treatment is with early intervention. In more severe cases, a single treatment may not be enough and long-term treatments may be required.

1- Is there a problem with your jaw?

TMJ diseases can occur for many reasons. Clenching the teeth, grinding, contracting the jaw muscles can lead to this. A trauma or other illness can lead to this.

It may cause consequences such as deterioration in the pressing of teeth, pain, a clicking or squeaking sound when opening the mouth, or an inability to fully open the mouth.

2- How do you know if you have TME disease?

Do you have a problem clenching or grinding your teeth?

Do you get up in the morning with pain and stiffness in your jaw muscles?

Do you have frequent head and neck pain?

Does your pain increase with clenching your teeth?

Does stress increase your pain?

Do squeaking, clicking sounds come from your jaw joint when opening your mouth?

Is there a lock on your jaw?

Do you have difficulty and pain when opening your mouth while eating or yawning?

Have you ever hurt your neck or jaw?

Is there a disease in your body in your other joints?

Do you have any teeth that start to stop pressing during biting?

Do you feel any difference in the pressing of your teeth from time to time?

Do you have difficulty biting with your front teeth?

Do you have sensitivity, looseness, fractures or abrasions on your teeth?

If you answered yes to a few of these questions, you may also have TME disease.

3- Treatment

Plastic and reconstructive surgeons have many options to restore the harmony and function of your jaw joint, ranging from diagnosis to treatment.

Turkey Medicals Co-ordinator, “It should not be forgotten here that patient compliance is very important as well as professional treatment.”



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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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