TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders are a family of problems that relate to the joint and muscles of the lower jaw. If you suffer from a TMJ disorder, you may experience chronic pain and locking episodes when opening or closing and joint noise.
Most patients do not require surgical intervention for their TMJ symptoms and may improve with conservative, nonsurgical therapies. Prior to scheduling a consultation, we ask that you fill out a questionnaire so that we can assess your condition. In many cases, we will recommend seeking non-surgical treatment modalities and refer you to a TMJ specialist.
If you are a candidate for surgical therapy, then some of the treatment options we offer include:
- Trigger point injections with steroids
- BOTOX® injections for clenching and grinding
- TMJ arthrocentesis
- TMJ prosthetic joint replacement
TMJ Prosthetic Replacement
Treatment planning for TMJ prosthetic replacement involves the removal of the joint and re-establishment of the patient’s bite. Sometimes, orthognathic surgery needs to be performed as well to make everything fit perfectly. This technology allows us to plan the case in a virtual environment with increased accuracy and efficiency and create a completely customized prosthesis for the patient.
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Inland Empire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons has a reputation for clinical excellence, warm and welcoming patient care, and best-in-class technology. Our entire staff is committed to providing you with a smooth and comfortable experience, ensuring your safety while helping you achieve full restoration of your oral and facial health. To schedule a consultation, we invite you to contact us at one of our many locations.