Seek TMJ Treatment from the Experts
Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which attaches your lower jaw to your skull, is one of the most complex in your body. The ball-in-socket design is how you’re able to move your lower jaw in virtually any direction and comfortably bite and chew foods, talk, yawn, and live your life freely. If this joint is dislocated or damaged, it can lead to chronic jaw and joint pain, headaches, teeth grinding and clenching, sore facial muscles, popping and clicking during movement, and even joint immobility and lockjaw.
If you are suffering from complex TM joint problems due to injury, osteoarthritis, immobility, tumor, or developmental deformity, we can help you find truly lasting relief with personalized TMJ treatment in Williamsport, PA. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeon at Susquehanna Oral & Maxillofacial Dental Implant Surgery has specialized medical, dental, and surgical training to help you find relief and restore your daily life. Although we will always recommend the conservative solution first, our oral surgeon and the surgical team also have the experience and expertise to provide complex surgical treatment plans with predictable, lasting outcomes.
What to Expect After TMJ Treatment
Common Solutions for TMJ Disorder
Although we are skilled in the most complex surgical solutions to TMJ disorder, depending on your case, a more conservative solution may be all you need. We’ll welcome you to our state-of-the-art practice in Williamsport, PA for an oral exam and consultation where we’ll discuss your unique limitations as well as your goals for treatment. Below are some of the most effective treatment solutions for TMJ disorders:
Exercises to help strengthen and stretch the jaw muscles to improve mobility and motion. Heat and ice therapy to help with blood circulation and pain. Massage therapy to help relieve muscle tension and discomfort.
Custom-made oral appliance worn over the teeth to prevent grinding and clenching while helping to keep the jaw and teeth in proper alignment.
Surgery that corrects the position of the upper or lower jawbone. Treatment brings the jaw and teeth back into alignment, restoring function and occlusion.
TM Joint Replacement
Repairing or replacing the TM joint(s) with a custom-fitted implant to restore proper and comfortable function for everyday movements.
Now is the Time to Act
No more waiting. Receiving TMJ treatment can be a life-changing and liberating experience. If you leave your TMJ disorder untreated, it can actually lead to additional health conditions from a loss of sleep to an unhealthy lifestyle. With treatment from our oral surgeon in Williamsport, PA you can regain comfortable function for everyday movements like eating dinner with a friend or laughing with family.
If you’re anxious about visiting an oral surgeon, we’ve uniquely combined advanced clinical experience, innovative technology, anesthesia services, and a friendly atmosphere to offer you a visit and experience like no other. If TMJ surgery is necessary, we’ll provide all the educational information you need to feel comfortable and walk you through what to expect every step of the way. Don’t leave debilitating problems with your TM joint untreated. We encourage you to contact our experienced team right away and receive the freedom you need to live a higher quality of life!
Restore a higher quality of life.
Request your consultation with our oral surgeon today.