The temporomandibular joint connects the lower jaw to the rest of the skull. It is responsible for allowing your mouth to open and close and move from side to side. When this joint is inflamed, painful joint disorders can occur, collectively called TMJ disorders. These disorders can range in severity and can have many causes. If you have any of the following symptoms, you may be experiencing a TMJ disorder:
At Placer Oral & Dental Implant Surgery, Dr. Martin can diagnose and treat TMJ disorders. He will work with you to develop and implement the right treatment plan for you. If you have a TMJ disorder, or are experiencing any of the above symptoms, we encourage you to give our Roseville, CA, office a call.
TMJ disorders can develop for many reasons, but sometimes the reason is not always clear. The following causes are common contributors to TMJ disorders:
When you come to our office for a consultation, Dr. Martin can diagnose your TMJ disorder and determine the best course of treatment based on his findings. Many times, conservative treatments of self-care (using a mouth guard at night, for example), medications, and steroid injections can successfully manage the painful symptoms of a TMJ disorder. Sometimes, corrective surgery is recommended if conservative treatments fail to alleviate the symptoms.
Dr. Martin is an experienced oral surgeon who can provide successful treatments to disorders affecting the temporomandibular joint. If you are experiencing any symptoms of a TMJ disorder, we encourage you to contact our practice and schedule a consultation with Dr. Martin. He will perform a complete oral evaluation and determine your next steps for treatment.