TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders are a family of problems related to your complex jaw joint. If you have symptoms like pain or a “clicking” sound, you’ll be glad to know that these problems are more easily diagnosed and treated than they were in the past. Since some types of TMJ problems can lead to more serious conditions, early detection and treatment are important. No one treatment can resolve TMJ disorders completely and treatments take time to be effective. A TMJ specialist in the Austin area, like Heart of Texas Oral Surgery, can help you have a healthier and more comfortable jaw by using the latest techniques from Botox injection treatments to surgery.
TMJ disorders develop for many reasons. You might clench or grind your teeth, tighten your jaw muscles, and stress your joints. Or, you may have a damaged jaw joint due to injury or disease. Whatever the cause, the results may include a misaligned bite, pain, clicking or grating noises when you open your mouth, or trouble opening your mouth wide.
Our doctors utilize various treatment options to improve the harmony and function of your jaw. Once an evaluation confirms a diagnosis of TMJ disorder we will determine the proper course of treatment. TMJ disorder treatment always works best with the dual approach of self-administered care and professional care.