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Treatments for TMJ Disorder

Sep 29, 2014 @ 09:00 AM — by markplatt
Tagged with: Tmj Disorders Restorative Dentistry Tooth Grinding

The temporomandibular joints are among the most important and routinely used in the entire human body. These joints, better known as the TMJs, are located on either side of the head just in front of the ear, where they connect the lower jaw to the skull. When the TMJ becomes inflamed, worn down, fatigued, or otherwise damaged, the results can range from annoying clicking and locking of the jaw to constant, excruciating pain.

The possible causes of TMJ disorder are many and varied; in most cases, several causes are at play and, in many cases, a definitive cause cannot be identified. Likewise, the symptoms of TMJ disorder can be diverse. While discomfort can be localized at the site of the TMJs or in the jaw, it can spread to the neck, shoulders, head, and even the back. The disorder can even manifest itself in such seemingly unrelated symptoms as tinnitus, chronic migraines, and hearing loss.

At Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates in Montgomery, TMJ disorder treatments generally encompass multiple therapeutic approaches, depending on the underlying causes and the symptoms that are being presented. Because most TMJ disorders are highly complex, a complex, multifaceted, fully customized solution is usually called for. Our goal is not only to provide immediate relief for the most troubling symptoms, including pain, but to rectify the issues contributing to the disorder so that long-term relief can be achieved.

Common Treatments for TMJ Disorder

If you suffer from TMJ disorder, your treatment plan will depend on several factors, including:

Among the therapeutic approaches we may take to addressing your TMJ disorder are:

Learn More about TMJ Disorder Treatments

To learn more about TMJ disorder treatments, please contact Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery today.