TMD Disorder

Austin TMD Disorder

 

Do you live in Austin, Texas and suffer from TMD Disorder?

What is TMD? TMD is temporomandibular joint dysfunction that is described as joint or jaw pain that is often paired with decreased ability to open your mouth, clicking or popping in the jaw when mouth is opening, and the inability to chew without discomfort or pain. TMD is often due to a misalignment of structions within the jaw or joint. In order to find out if you have TMD or not, consultation with an oral surgeon is recommended. Not all patients that suffer from TMD need surgery. There are several nonsurgical ways to help ease the discomfort of TMD.

What is the Procedure?

The typical surgical procedure involves a small camera and surgical instruments being placed through small incisions in front of the eat. Usually, scars are not visible after this surgical procedure since the incisions are so small. An oral surgeon can help answer any more detailed questions about what the surgery would entail. However, most patients do not need to undergo this procedure.

 

Austin Oral Surgery: Surgeons You Can Count On

For 45 years, Austin Oral Surgery has been providing oral health care services to the Austin, Texas community. There are currently ten Austin Oral Surgery locations around the city of Austin and the staff is well trained in every aspect of both surgical and nonsurgical TMD procedures. Providing excellent oral health care is the number one priority at all Austin Oral Surgery locations, and the staff is dedicated to providing a comfortable and safe environment for patients and families alike.

Contact Austin Oral Surgery For A Consultation

The staff at Austin Oral Surgery can help answer any questions about what TMD is and how the procedure will work. Click here today to schedule an appointment, or their offices can be reached at 512-402-6677