TMJ Surgery in Norton Shores, Michigan

TMJ Treatment

At Community Shores Dental, we offer comprehensive 3D imaging technology to diagnose and address oral health conditions, such as TMJ disorders. We use the results of your scan to curate individualized treatment plans that combat the effects of your condition. We offer surgical and non-surgical approaches, prioritizing less invasive treatment when possible.

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Understanding TMJ

TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, which is located in front of each ear. It is often used to describe the various symptoms of a condition that affects the jaw. These symptoms can include pain in the neck and head, as well as other structures.
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Non-Invasive Treatment Options

Various non-surgical treatments such as pain relievers, anti-inflammatories, and muscle relaxants can help reduce the discomfort and inflammation caused by TMJ disorders. Night guards can also be provided to keep the upper and lower teeth from connecting while you sleep. In addition, there are some self-care methods that can help to prevent discomfort and stress on the jaw.

Surgical Treatment

If your condition is severe and the teeth and jaws are not properly aligned, you may need to undergo surgery to treat your TMJ disorder. Some of the procedures that can be performed include open joint surgery, orthognathic surgery, or arthroscopy. These surgical treatments are combined with orthodontic procedures to correct the positioning of the teeth and bite.

Symptoms of TMJ

Individuals with a TMJ disorder may be subject to one or several symptoms, such as:
  • Earaches
  • Headaches
  • Jaw pain, tenderness, or discomfort
  • Clicking or popping in the jaw
  • Trouble chewing or eating
  • Inability to fully open the mouth, or jaw joint locking

Causes of TMJ

Although it is not always clear what causes TMJ disorder, there are several contributing factors. Some of these include arthritis, genetics, and clenching or grinding your teeth. These conditions may cause the disk of cartilage that supports the jaw joint to shift, causing the bite to become misaligned and resulting in unpleasant symptoms.
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FAQs on TMJ Treatment

If you suspect you have TMJ disorder or were recently diagnosed, you may feel overwhelmed. Here are several commonly asked TMJ questions that will help guide you in successfully treating your pain and discomfort.

Choose Community Shores Dental for TMJ Treatment

Backed by years of experience, our team of dental professionals understands the importance of treating our patients with tailor-made treatments that target their unique needs. We take pride in providing compassionate dental treatment in a welcoming atmosphere that makes you feel comfortable throughout the process of managing your TMJ disorder.

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Community Shores Dental can help you live a comfortable and stress-free life with proper jaw function by managing your TMJ through custom-tailored solutions. If you’ve been experiencing jaw pain or have been diagnosed with TMJ disorder, our experts are here to provide relief. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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