Facial Pain Including Temporomandibular Joint Disorders

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons possess skills in the diagnosis and treatment of facial pain disorders including those due to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems.  The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a small joint located in front of the ear where the skull and lower jaw meet. It permits the lower jaw to move and function.  Sometimes this joint is the cause of numerous problems like earaches, headaches, and a limited ability to open the mouth.  A person’s jaw may also click or grate, and cause pain when opening and closing their mouth.  There are a wide range of treatment options for addressing TMJ disorders and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are best qualified to develop a treatment plan and address these cases.