The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that allows your jaw to move side to side and your mouth to open smoothly. You can feel the TMJ working if you place your fingers in front of your ear and open your jaw. TMJ disorders are characterized by pain, difficulty opening the mouth and chewing, and clicking or popping noises when using your jaw. Fortunately, our oral surgeons specialize in corrective jaw surgery and other TMJ treatment.
There are many different treatment options available for TMJ disorders, both surgical and nonsurgical. If your TMJ problems are severe, you may require corrective jaw surgery, which will re-position your jaws and eliminate the problems in your TMJ. However, for milder cases, it's possible to treat a TMJ disorder with behavior changes, mouth guards, shots, arthrocentesis, and more. You can hear more about treatment options and the patient experience at our office by watching the patient stories below.