Call to Inquire About Oral Surgery in SacramentoThe term TMJ is often misused. TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint. This is the same as if you say you have an elbow or a knee. We all have TMJ. What you may have is called TMD or temporomandibular joint dysfunction/disorder. If you suffer from the symptoms of TMD, you may or may not be aware of the underlying cause. Fortunately, this condition is something that our oral surgeons at Sacramento Surgical Arts, PC can treat effectively. These symptoms can range in severity, from light or mild discomfort to debilitating discomfort which can disrupt your everyday life. In our office, we consider that the well-being and comfort of our patients is of utmost importance to us, so we go to great lengths to provide you with proper diagnosis and pain relief. Whether you experience mild discomfort or very severe, consistent pain and difficulty, you should not wait before making an appointment as the problem/cause may continue to get worse.
If you have ever injured your head, neck, or jaw, or suffer from arthritis in other joints, you are at a higher risk for temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Our Sacramento oral surgeons have the knowledge, skill, and experience to test, diagnose, and put together a workable plan to treat the cause of TMJ from a non-surgical approach to a surgical solution.
There are a number of reasons to treat TMJ, including:
Non-Surgical Options to Treat TMJOur part: The initial goal is to relieve the muscle spasm and joint pain. This is usually accomplished with a pain reliever, anti-inflammatory (steroids), or muscle relaxants.
Your part (self-care):
If you are experiencing any of these types of symptoms, you should make an appointment to have your case assessed by a Sacramento oral surgeon.
Make an appointment with our team when you call (844) 673-9131.