What is TMJ Surgery?

6 Definitive Surgical Options

The temporomandibular joint is a unique anatomical structure that connects the lower jaw to the skull.

TMJ is subject to a variety of challenges and dysfunctions that can manifest in a variety of ways. These can include pain and other symptoms.


What are the Symptoms of TMJ Disorders?

Patients may not be aware that they have a TMJ disorder, and may be diagnosed during a routine dental visit.

Diagnosis of TMJ disorders is usually made by a maxillofacial surgeon, orthodontists, prosthodontists, and otolaryngologists.

Non-Surgical Approaches to TMJ Disorders

Management of TMJ disorders often begins with non-surgical therapies that seek to alleviate symptoms and improve TMJ function.

Acetate plates are placed on the teeth to guide the jaw to a better position where the masticatory muscles are more relaxed.


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