The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), a small joint located in front of each ear where the skull and lower jaw meet, plays a pivotal role in basic daily functions like chewing, speaking, and yawning. However, any disruption to its normal function can result in a complex disorder that affects your jaw and your overall quality of life. At the Maxillofacial Oral Surgery and Implant Center (MOSAIC), we offer comprehensive TMJ care to diagnose, treat, and help patients manage TMJ disorders.
Understanding TMJ Disorders
TMJ disorders can cause pain in your jaw joint and muscles that control jaw movement. Symptoms may include pain while chewing, a clicking or popping sound when opening or closing the mouth, facial pain, headaches, earaches, and a limited range of motion in the jaw.
The causes of TMJ disorders can be multifaceted, including injury to the jaw, grinding or clenching of teeth, arthritis, and even stress. Understanding these underlying causes is key to effectively treating TMJ disorders.
Comprehensive TMJ Care at MOSAIC
At MOSAIC, our approach to TMJ care begins with a detailed evaluation of your symptoms, medical history, and a thorough examination of your jaw structure. Dr. Noble and his team use advanced diagnostic techniques to determine the source of your symptoms and to formulate a personalized treatment plan.
Treatment options for TMJ disorders vary and depend largely on the severity of your symptoms and the underlying cause of the disorder. For some patients, simple lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, or the use of a special oral appliance to prevent clenching or grinding of teeth may be sufficient. In more severe cases, surgical intervention may be necessary.
Recovery and Long-Term Care
TMJ care doesn't end after treatment. At MOSAIC, we believe in long-term care strategies to ensure our patients lead a pain-free life. Depending on the nature of your TMJ disorder, Dr. Noble may recommend ongoing physical therapy, lifestyle modifications, or periodic check-ups to monitor your condition.
Choosing MOSAIC for TMJ Care
When you choose MOSAIC for your TMJ care, you're entrusting your health to a team committed to providing the highest level of oral and maxillofacial patient care. With our state-of-the-art technology, expert team, and personalized approach to treatment, we strive to provide relief from TMJ disorders effectively and efficiently.
At MOSAIC, we believe in treating each patient as an individual with unique concerns and needs. If you're experiencing TMJ disorder symptoms, we're here to listen, diagnose, and provide a comprehensive treatment plan that fits your needs.
Don't let TMJ disorders disrupt your life. Reach out to us at MOSAIC to begin your journey to relief and recovery. We're committed to helping you regain comfort, function, and peace of mind.