Temporomandibular joint disorder occurs when there are issues with the temporomandibular joint. TMJ disorder can cause other issues throughout the body if not attended to and addressed. With both surgical and non-surgical options, treatment for TMJ problems vary depending on the severity of the issue. Let’s take a look at some surgical and non-surgical options for TMJ in Miami Beach.
TMJ Mouth Guard – Since one of the main causes of TMJ issues is teeth grinding, or bruxism, one of the easiest treatment methods is a mouth guard. The mouth guard is custom made. It helps prevent things like teeth grinding and keep your jaw in its natural position.TENS Therapy – Short for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, TENS is a painless therapy that causes your jaw and facial muscles to contract and relax. This treatment can help in finding the correct alignment of the jaw.Massage – Massage therapy can be another great way to deal with TMJ issues. It can also temporarily relieve the muscle fatigue that results from repeatedly grinding or clenching of teeth.
Arthrocentesis – This procedure involves the insertion of small needles into the TMJ joint. This irrigates the joint and removes inflammatory debris.Arthroscopy – During an arthroscopy, a small thin tube is placed into the joint space. An arthroscope is then inserted and small surgical instruments are used to perform surgery.Modified condylotomy - This procedure creates a vertical cut in the mandible and is performed through the mouth, behind the molar teeth to decrease tension in the jaw.
Are You Having Issues with Your TMJ in Miami Beach?
At Oral Facial, we offer both surgical and non-surgical options for TMJ issues. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.