If you’ve been suffering from the chronic symptoms of TMJ disorder—including jaw pain, teeth grinding and clenching, headaches, and/or jaw clicking, popping, or locking—you can benefit from our specialized TMJ treatment in Greensburg and Monroeville, PA. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are experts in both surgical and nonsurgical treatment for TMJ issues and can provide the most personalized treatment for your condition. With specialized TMJ treatment from our skilled surgeons, you can enjoy an improvement in your long-term health and function.
Our personalized TMJ treatment plans range from minimally invasive mouthguards to corrective (orthognathic) jaw surgery for complex cases. As experts in TMJ disorder, we can provide an accurate diagnosis of your jaw problems and provide targeted treatment to ensure successful, long-term results.
A mouthguard or nightguard custom-made to fit the teeth acts as a barrier so that grinding and clenching do not damage the teeth. It can help lighten the impact and pressure characteristic of bruxism. A mouthguard also reduces the risk of long-term wear and tear of the teeth.
An occlusal splint is a custom-made oral appliance fitted to the teeth that keeps the teeth in the upper jaw from touching the teeth in the lower jaw. If the teeth or jaws are out of alignment, it can help the jaw muscles relax and jaw joints stabilize. When teeth are not allowed to touch, they can no longer clench and grind, which stresses the jaw joints and muscles.
Arthrocentesis is a minimally invasive procedure where needles are inserted into the jaw joint to flush out scar tissue debris and remove inflammation from around the joints. The joint discs may be manipulated back into proper position. Arthrocentesis can help improve the comfort and function of the jaw joints.
Orthognathic, or corrective jaw, surgery is a procedure to reposition or rebuild the upper, lower, or both jaws. Corrective jaw surgery puts the jaw joints and teeth into a more harmonious position, reducing the strain misaligned teeth put on the muscles and realigning the jaws for proper function.
With over 35 years of surgical expertise, our oral surgeons have the training and skill to treat patients with all levels of TMJ disorder. Our unique and specialized training in the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) makes us highly qualified to offer both surgical and nonsurgical treatment for your jaw pain. We can help you return to a functional and healthy life with personalized treatment designed to target and treat your specific TMJ symptoms.
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