Are you looking for a skilled expert for your TMJ treatment in Park Falls, WI? Still having that hesitation on what to do and what procedure you should opt for? Making decisions is hard but knowing what your options are is even harder.
The jawbone and skull meet at the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) – a hinge-like joint. Your jaw can move up and down, allowing you to communicate, chew, and use your mouth for a variety of activities.
Symptoms of TMJ problems include pain, stiffness, or a lack of mobility in the joints, which prevents you from moving your jaw thoroughly. If medical treatments like mouth guards or splints don’t alleviate your discomfort, surgery may be the best option. To fully regain the function of their TMJ, some patients may require surgery.
People who undergo this minimally invasive procedure usually return home the same day. Surgeons use a micro-incision to operate, repairing the TMJ disk or removing a bone spur.
It is done by injecting fluid into your joint. The liquid washes out any chemical byproducts of inflammation and can help reduce the pressure that causes the joints to be unpleasant or stiff. You may be able to regain some of your jaw’s range of motion if you do this.
You can return to your home on the same day. The recovery time is short, and the success rate is high. Arthrocentesis is generally the first-line treatment because it’s less invasive and has a high success rate associated with other complex procedures.
This form of mouth surgery increases joint space to prevent the jaw from locking up.
This consists of opening an incision a few inches long over the joint so your dentist can operate on the joint itself. This type of TMJ surgery is usually reserved for a severe TMJ disorder that involves a lot of tissue or bone growth that stops the joint from moving.
During this process, doctors change parts of the TMJ or the whole joint with a prosthetic to make it more effective. In addition to general anesthesia and an overnight stay in the hospital, this procedure necessitates general anesthesia.
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