When you open and close your mouth, or move your jaw from side to side, you are using the temporomandibular joint. TMJ disorders can result when the joint is injured or becomes inflamed. Common symptoms of TMJ disorder include
A TMJ disorder can occur for many reasons. Sometimes, the reason is unknown. Some common causes of TMJ disorder are
Treatment of a TMJ disorder includes at-home care (like using a mouthguard at night), medications, and steroid injections. Conservative treatments like these have been able to manage TMJ symptoms successfully for many patients. However, if these treatments are unable to alleviate the painful symptoms of a TMJ disorder, then corrective surgery may be a recommended option.
Dr. Yang and Dr. Lee perform many oral and maxillofacial treatments to their patients who live in and around Foster City, CA. If you are suffering from health issues, then we encourage you to contact Foster City Oral Surgery Specialists to receive a completely custom treatment plan.