TMJ disorder can cause painful and uncomfortable symptoms that may interfere with basic functioning. While it can often be treated with non-surgical procedures, TMJ surgery can help in more severe cases. Understanding TMJ surgery expectations can make the process easier. Find a California TMJ disorder treatment center today when you reach out to Sacramento Surgical Arts. Our welcoming team can walk you through what to expect in TMJ disorder treatment in California. Contact us online, or call us at 866.930.5837.
What to Expect During Surgery for TMJ
If you or someone you care about has been experiencing symptoms of TMJ disorder, the first step is to get a consultation with medically certified specialists. They will guide you in determining whether surgery is right for you.
There are two main types of surgery that can treat TMJ disorder:
- Arthroscopic jaw surgery
- Arthroplasty jaw surgery (total replacement of jaw)
Arthroscopic jaw surgery is a less invasive procedure that can be done quickly and under general anesthesia. Patients go home on the same day with two small incisions. The surgeon can remove inflamed tissues, re-manipulate misplaced tissues, and directly apply pain relief and steroid medications. It may only take several days to recover.
Arthroplasty jaw surgery is more invasive and involves replacing the entire ball and socket joint with an artificial TMJ. During arthroplasty, the surgeon will remove any diseased TMJ tissue. Once this is done, reshaping of the bone and insertion of the artificial TMJ appliance can follow. This surgery is reserved for the most severe cases of TMJ, and it may take up to a month for a full recovery.
Getting TMJ surgery may provide long-awaited comfort and relief from painful headaches, facial pain, and popping or locking of the joint. Find out more about TMJ surgery expectations today when you reach out to Sacramento Surgical Arts for more information.
What Is TMJ Disorder?
The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is the swinging joint that allows your jaw to open and close. Dysfunction of this joint can be painful, causing difficulties with chewing, speaking, and sleeping.
TMJ disorder may involve:
- Degeneration of the joint or joint surfaces
- Osteoarthritis of rheumatoid arthritis degeneration
- Overgrowth of bone and tissue
While the cause of TMJ disorder is not always easy to determine, there are both non-surgical and surgical treatment options. A medical professional can diagnose TMJ disorder and prepare a treatment plan.
TMJ Surgery in Sacramento, California
At Sacramento Surgical Arts, we address all of your TMJ-related concerns with the utmost care and comfort. Our team of specialists is ready to provide you with:
- Comfortable and modern spaces where you can feel at ease
- State-of-the-art technologies for precise treatments that last
- Emergency, same-day treatment if needed
- Full-service treatment from consultation to aftercare
For those seeking TMJ surgery, our accessible locations can make it easier, especially for same-day surgeries.
Surgery options for TMJ disorder at Sacramento Surgical Arts include:
- Steroid injections
- Arthrocentesis of TMJ
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Modified condylotomy
- Open joint surgery and jaw replacement
Give our friendly staff a call today to find out more about what to expect during TMJ surgery. Beyond providing pain relief and ease of movement, our team also works on helping patients feel and look their best. Find out more about our dental and cosmetic surgery options.
Smile With Ease at Sacramento Surgical Arts
All four of Sacramento Surgical Arts’ locations offer compassionate, non-judgmental care for dental and cosmetic surgery. If you or someone you care about is experiencing symptoms of TMJ disorder, our team can help determine if a non-surgical treatment is the answer. Each step of the way, TMJ surgery at Sacramento Surgical Arts is made easier as our specialists guide you and provide medical relief. Take a moment to contact our team online today, or call 866.930.5837.