Disorders of the temporomandibular joint (or complex jaw joint) can result in various symptoms, including chronic discomfort, difficulty biting and chewing, or irksome popping and clicking sounds. If you are experiencing any of these TMJ symptoms, you may be eligible for treatment from Jax OMS. We have the knowledge, skill, and proven technologies needed to address TMJ symptoms, using a range of clinical interventions to restore you to full, healthy jaw functionality.
Symptoms of a TMJ Disorder
Different people experience TMJ disorder in different ways. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Frequent clenching or grinding of your teeth.
- Sore, stiff muscles around your jaw.
- Frequent aches of your head or neck.
- Clicking, popping, grating, or catching your jaw.
- Pain when opening your mouth to speak, yawn, or eat.
- Teeth that no longer touch when you bite.
- Teeth that are loose, worn, or broken.
Your TMJ treatment journey will begin with a consultation. During the consultation, your surgeon will review medical images, ask you some questions about your symptoms, and perform a physical evaluation. This information helps us arrive at a precise diagnosis and determine the appropriate intervention type.
There is a full spectrum of treatment options available for TMJ disorders. For more conservative treatments, we may recommend injections or other medications, which can often provide full relief from TMJ symptoms. For more extreme cases, and for more lasting relief, we may recommend jaw surgery, which corrects the misalignment that results in your TMJ issues.
Schedule a Consultation
TMJ disorders can impede your quality of life, but fortunately, there are proven options to address them and gain lasting relief. To find out more about TMJ treatments at Jax OMS, contact us to schedule a consultation at (904) 821-1334.