When you stop and think about it, there are few moments of each day when you’re not putting your jaws to use. At Royal Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we understand how debilitating jaw pain can be. One of the most common causes of it is TMJ dysfunction. Count on us for expert diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment.
TMJ stands for temperomandibular joint, and it’s the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull bone. You use it when you chew your food, when you laugh, when you talk, and when you yawn. Any discomfort related to it is going to make for difficulties. What are some of the symptoms that might indicate your need for our 07013 TMJ treatment? Of course, pain in your jaw would be a clear indication, but pain can extend to other parts of your face, and all the way up to your ears. If your jaws or locking up, or making a clicking or popping sound, those are also signs. The cause of TMJ dysfunction may be an injury or an accident, disk erosion, or arthritis. Regardless of what led to it, our 07013 TMJ treatment is the solution. Our oral surgeon will discuss your options with you, and the one that is most appropriate for you will be based on your unique circumstances and how severe your TMJ dysfunction is. The range of possibilities is wide, and can include those as simple as anti-inflammatory medication or stress management to wearing a bite plate or a splint. And in more extreme cases, you might require surgery. It is also not uncommon for a combination of methods to be employed to get the best results.
Contact our office to schedule an appointment. Let our oral surgeon determine which option is best for you when it comes to our 07013 TMJ treatment.