What Is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)?
If you have any serious problems with the jaw, jaw joint, and the muscles that control movement of the jaw, you may be diagnosed with temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ.
Our doctors can help make some adjustments to your bite to help correct the alignment. Misaligned teeth can cause teeth grinding, which can aggravate TMJ symptoms.
“I was referred to Nevada Oral and Facial Surgery by my dentist when I needed to have my wisdom teeth removed. My experience was flawless from start to finish! Making an appointment was simple (which is a big deal when it comes to medical offices), and the ladies at the front desk were very helpful in getting my paperwork together. The entire office staff is kind and friendly, and Dr. Johnson was fantastic! During my consultation, he went over my x-rays, explained the procedure, and gave me a full picture of what I could expect on procedure day. I was even able to make a last-minute appointment post-procedure when I had some concerns. Dr. Johnson was very understanding and addressed all of my concerns right away. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great oral surgeon and hassle-free experience.”
Experienced TMJ Treatment and Surgery Specialists
The experienced team at Nevada Oral & Facial Surgery can prepare a TMJ treatment plan that includes lifestyle recommendations and invasive, and non-invasive, treatments that can correct jaw problems permanently. Some patients fare well with lifestyle changes such as eating soft foods, taking pain medication, and applying a warm compress to the area that is painful or tender. If the symptoms do not go away on their own, you may be fitted with a night guard to reduce teeth clenching. Only a small percentage of patients will require TMJ surgery. We can discuss the best course of action during your consultation.