Causes of TMJ
Can Surgery Solve My TMJ Problems?
Dealing with TMJ pain is frustrating. For many people, non-surgical treatments, just don’t help. It may seem that no matter what you’ve done, you can’t find relief. But, there is a way to find freedom from TMJ pain for good. If you are experiencing jaw pain that has not been successfully treated through other methods you may want to consider TMJ repair surgery.
TMJ arthroscopy is used to both diagnose and treat TMJ disorders. An arthroscopic procedure uses a small camera that allows the surgeon to see exactly what is going on in your joint. Many times your surgeon will be able to perform other procedures like removing scar tissue or repositioning your joint disc.
When is TMJ Repair Surgery Necessary?
If non-surgical treatments, like bite braces or over-the-counter medications aren’t working, surgery is the best option. TMJ surgery does more than just treat symptoms. It repairs the root cause of your TMJ pain.
In order to know for sure that TMJ surgery is right for you, you need to talk with a TMJ specialist.
Modified condylotomy is another type of TMJ repair surgery. During this procedure, your surgeon will focus on repairing the mandible (jaw bone). This method is more of an indirect treatment for TMJ because it does not deal directly with the joint.
Open Joint Surgery
One of the more aggressive surgical procedures is open-joint surgery. Your TMJ specialist will typically recommend this procedure if nothing else has worked. Sometimes TMJ disorders are caused by a structural problem with the joint. Open-joint surgery fixes this problem by opening the joint and repairing or replacing it. There are many risks involved with this surgery, so it should only be considered after discussing all the options with your specialist.
You Can Find Relief From TMJ Pain.
Have you been managing your TMJ with little to no relief? You wear your bite brace. But you’re still sore. You take over-the-counter medications. But you’re just tired of it.
Well, you can find real relief from your TMJ pain. With TMJ surgical repair, we treat the cause and not just the symptoms. At PRECiDENT, we are committed to helping you finally be pain free.