TMJ Treatment

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TMJ Treatment

The TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) is a critical structure that connects the jawbone to the skull on either side. Temporomandibular Disorders, or TMD, refers to issues affecting the TMJ and the muscles and soft tissues that surround it.

Common TMJ symptoms include:

  • Jaw pain
  • Clicking jaw joint
  • Jaw stiffness
  • Stuck jaw, open or closed
  • Clenching or grinding teeth
  • Pain in cheeks and temples

Causes of TMJ

  • Clenching or grinding
  • Articular disc displacement
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint inflammation
  • Muscle pain/myofascial pain

Diagnosis and Treatment of TMJ

The first step in treatment disorders of the TMJ is an accurate diagnosis to determine the true source of jaw pain. Discomfort can be caused by the powerful muscles used for chewing, the articular disc, or the joint itself. Depending on the etiology of pain, a variety of treatment options are available. Non-surgical options include physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxants, dental appliances, Botox administration, and soft diet. Most patients experience improvement with these conservative management strategies. For those that do not achieve pain relief with these measures, surgical options are available. These includes arthrocentesis, arthroscopy, and arthroplasty or TMJ total joint replacement depending on the patient’s specific needs.

If you have experienced symptoms that may be TMJ, contact Greene & Torio, OMFS LLP for a consultation.

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