Things to know before your visit
TMJ does not always need treatment, and many times it can heal on its own. However, if it does not heal surgery is one of the ways to make the pain associated from TMJ manageable.
After your oral exam, our staff will determine whether or not you have TMJ. Our staff will then decide on the seriousness of your condition and whether treatment is necessary. If treatment is necessary, then our dentist will decide which surgery is needed to heal you. You will then be sedated so our dentist can perform the surgery.
Be sure to let your dentist know of any pain or discomfort you are experiencing. Note that TMJ is a common disorder, and speak to your dentist if you have jaw pain, clicking, ear pain, and other symptoms.