If you have a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, you may find that everyday activities such as chewing, speaking and yawning are painful or uncomfortable to perform. Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery offers TMJ treatments in Sonoma, California, to help restore proper jaw function so that you can improve your quality of life and once-again enjoy a pain-free lifestyle. To learn more about TMJ treatments and schedule your consultation with our experienced oral surgeon, Dr. Tyler Boynton, contact our office at 707-996-4519 .
The TMJ is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the rest of your head. When this joint becomes stressed, injured or misaligned it can cause significant jaw and facial pain. TMJ disorders may develop as a result of injury, arthritis, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching) or stress.
Some signs of a TMJ disorder include:
- Grinding, clicking or popping sounds during jaw movement
- An inability to open your mouth widely
- A locked or stuck jaw
- Pain during jaw movement, such as when chewing
- Pain and tension in the neck and shoulders
- Ear pain
- Frequent headaches or migraines
There are a variety of treatments available for TMJ disorders, ranging from conservative treatments to complex surgical procedures. Depending on the severity of the disorder and your individual needs, your treatment plan may include anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxation exercises, splint therapy, stress management techniques or surgical treatment. Our oral surgeon will thoroughly examine your entire jaw and mouth to develop a treatment plan tailored to your exact needs.
We invite you to call our office today if you have any questions about TMJ disorders and treatments and to schedule your appointment with our caring oral surgeon. We are committed to helping you improve your oral health.