TMJ disorder (TMD/TMJD) can cause chronic pain and headaches, not to mention affect your diet and mood throughout the course of the day. Depending on the cause of your TMD there are a variety of treatment options available, not all of which involve TMJ surgery. In fact, surgery is often recommended as the last option, opting for non-invasive soft tissue therapies and orthotics to prevent joint strain before moving on to a more extensive treatment.
Mild to moderate TMJ sufferers in Tustin, CA can often find relief through BOTOX® injectable treatments. Although most people recognize BOTOX for its cosmetic benefits, it’s also a natural muscle-relaxer. As such, it can provide several months of relief to strained muscles around the temporomandibular joint.
Should you find that a preventive approach to managing TMJ disorder is ineffective, our oral surgeon provides in-house TMJ surgery at our Tustin, CA specialty clinic. Corrective treatment provides relief for jaw pain and dysfunction, making it possible to eat and speak more comfortably without having to limit your diet, or avoid laughing because of the strain to your muscles.
While we make an effort to avoid TMJ surgery when possible, it may come to a point where correction of the anatomy around your TMJ is needed to improve its range of motion. Our facility has an in-house digital conebeam scanner, which allows us to capture a virtual replica of the internal elements of your TMJ and assess them further before determining which surgical options should be applied. For your comfort, we also offer in-house sedation dentistry options (including general anesthesia) so that you can relax throughout the entire procedure.
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