TMJ Surgery is a very complicated topic that could take pages of information. Oral surgeons perform this type of surgery.
The least invasive is arthroscopic surgery. This is similar to surgery done on shoulders and knees with a thin catheter like instrument.
There is also open joint surgery that is more invasive. In rare instances, “Botox” injections can be given to extremely painful muscles. Not all oral surgeons perform TMJ surgery. It takes additional training and expertise.
It is important to note that surgical intervention for a TMJ problem is most often a last resort. Surgery is usually the last resort treatment. The most important step in TMD treatment is the diagnosis. In some cases, surgery would be an earlier option, but not usually. When surgery might be an option, an oral surgeon is always consulted.
If you believe yourself to be experiencing any of these TMJ symptoms or if you have any questions regarding Temporomandibular Joint Disorder please call Dr. Mark Yamamto, your TMJ Dentist in Huntington Beach at 714-847-9900 today or use our quick contact form at right to connect.