TMJ Disorder Treatment
Jaw Joint Pain Relief
The hinge responsible for allowing the mouth to open and close is called the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. If you place your fingers directly in front of your ears and open and close your mouth, you can feel this joint. We use our TMJ in everyday activities, such as speaking and chewing.
A TMJ disorder is present when there is pain in and around the joint and surrounding muscles. Although it is a common condition, its cause is varied. Common causes of a TMJ disorder include
- Jaw injury
- Injury to the muscles of the neck and/or head
- Severe clenching and/or grinding of the teeth
- Perforated or displaced disk
TMJ Disorder Symptoms
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may have a TMJ disorder:
- Difficulty opening mouth
- Pain around the ears or in the jaw joints
- Trouble with chewing
- Sounds when opening and closing the mouth, such as grating, popping, or clicking
- Loss of hearing, ear pain, or ringing in the ears
TMJ Disorder Treatment
Many TMJ disorders can be effectively treated using nonsurgical methods, such as pain relievers, bite guards, or physical therapy. However, if conservative treatments fail, or in the case of severe TMJ, surgical intervention may be recommended.
When you come to Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery, you will meet with one of our experienced oral surgeons, who will perform a complete oral examination, review and/or request any diagnostic scans, and develop a treatment plan for your condition. If surgery is determined to be the right treatment for you, you are in excellent hands: Dr. Falk, Dr. Moody, and Dr. Yau are highly skilled in end-stage total joint replacement.
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TMJ Treatment in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV
Dr. Falk, Dr. Moody, and Dr. Yau are experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons who perform the full scope of oral surgery with the highest standard of care and specialize in end-stage total joint replacement of the TMJ. Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment. Our state-of-the-art offices are located in Las Vegas and Henderson for your convenience.
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Get exceptional patient care from trusted board-certified oral surgeons. Contact Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery to schedule a consultation and find out how we can improve your oral health and confidence.