TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) disorders are a family of problems related to your complex jaw joint. Since some types of TMJ complaints can lead to more serious condition, early detection and treatment are important.
It is important to remember no one treatment type can resolve TMJ disorders completely and all treatments take time. Southeastern Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates is committed to help you have a healthy and comfortable TMJ. Dr. William Massey has Specialized in providing care for the TMJ Patient.
Remember, Not all of these symptoms may be present, sometimes only chronic headache or ear pain with stuffiness are present.
As might be expected, a correct diagnosis is established first and is most important. Computerized Tomographic office X Ray studies and a detained History and Examination are performed. These are combined along with years of hands on experience to correctly establish your diagnosis and plan of treatment
This plan of treatment would start with Splint and office Physical Therapy. Open interventions (Surgical Corrections) are not performed until these procedures are exhausted are not providing desired results. Most surgical interventions are arthroscopic, utilizing lasers for corrections. These are generally non incision procedures with quick recovery.