TMJ Treatments

What are TMJ Treatments?

The TMJ, which stands for the temporomandibular joint, can sometimes develop problems that cause pain, discomfort and inflammation. You may notice that you have problems opening your mouth all the way or that there’s a noticeable cracking or clicking every time you move your jaw. Treatment of the TMJ can significantly reduce and even eliminate TMD, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction.

Why are TMJ Treatments needed?

TMJ problems may start off quite mildly, but they can get worse over time. Treatment prevents the problem from getting worse and can greatly benefit your quality of life. Treatment can range from:

• Injections
• Surgical Procedures
• Physical Therapy
• Medications

What makes you a good candidate for TMJ Treatments?

Treatment of TMJ-related problems are ideal for patients who are experiencing problems with their jaw. If you notice that your jaw is causing you pain or discomfort or if it cracks, clicks or pops when you move your jaw, it might be time to seek adequate treatment. Our mission is to provide you with high-quality care for your TMJ problems. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is right for you.

What can you expect with TMJ Treatments?

The first step to receiving TMJ treatment is to come in for a consultation. The consultation will involve an examination as well as images and x-rays so that we can determine the problem surrounding the temporomandibular joint. From there, we will offer different treatment plans that are ideal for the specific condition you’re dealing with currently. Treatment is specific to each individual patient, so what works for you may not be the right choice for another person. Some patients benefit from surgery while others do well with injections or physical therapy. Our goal is to reduce and eliminate the pain that you’re experiencing so that you can keep up with your day without the pain and discomfort that you’re experiencing.

If you have problems with your TMJ and are interested in treatment options, call us today and we will work to answer any of your questions.