TMJ disorders are a variety of problems related to your jaw joint. Since some types of TMJ problems can lead to more serious conditions, early detection and treatment are important. Usually, more than one type of treatment is utilized to help resolve TMJ disorders completely. One of the most important things to keep in mind is that treatment takes time to be effective. Dr. VanHoose can help manage your pain and reduce or eliminate your popping or clicking joint.

TMJ disorders develop for many reasons. Most commonly, clenching or grinding your teeth place stress on your TMJ. Whatever the cause, the results may include a poor bite, pain, clicking or grinding noises when you open your mouth, or trouble opening your mouth wide.

There are various treatment options that the oral surgeon can utilize to improve the comfort and function of your jaw. Dr. VanHoose will perform comprehensive clinical and radiographic examinations which will help determine the proper course of treatment.