Jaw Muscle Pain - Alpharetta, GA

Treat Jaw Pain with Expert Surgical Care

Have Jaw Muscle Pain?

TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders refers to a group of issues associated with the TM joints, which connect the jaw to the skull. If the muscles and jaw are not functioning properly or your bite is off, it can lead to a host of other problems, including headaches, muscle spasms, and jaw pain. These symptoms can be a result of many factors, such as if you grind or clench your teeth (bruxism) and stress the joints and muscles, or if you have suffered from an injury, arthritis, or disease. While no single TMJ treatment can fully eliminate symptoms, seeking specialized treatment early on is important to maintain the health of the joints and muscles. We treat severe forms of TMD and improper bite with orthognathic surgery to realign the jaws and improve occlusion. As experts in jaw surgery, oral surgeons are best qualified to treat symptoms of TMD using advanced techniques and surgical protocols. If you are experiencing any signs and symptoms of TMJ disorder, including jaw pain, we advise you to schedule a consultation with our oral surgeon, Dr. Christian Loetscher, today.

Signs and Symptoms of TMD

  • Loose teeth
  • Bruxism
  • Broken teeth
  • Headaches
  • Jaw pain or stiffness
  • Muscle spasms
  • Jaw clicking or popping
  • Ringing in ears

Why Orthognathic Surgery to Treat TMD?

Problems with occlusion or jaw function as a result of severe structural issues may not be able to be treated with more conservative methods like orthodontics. In these cases, orthognathic surgery as a form of TMJ treatment is beneficial for the long-term function of the jaw and to reduce or eliminate jaw pain. By repositioning the jaw bones, issues such as trouble breathing, eating, and speaking are generally resolved and the occlusion of the bite is dramatically improved. Properly positioned teeth and jaws mean the muscles and joints no longer need to strain to correct the bite, thus resolving many symptoms like bruxism and associated problems like muscle and jaw pain. If we recommend orthognathic surgery for TMJ treatment, our surgical practice in Alpharetta, GA is fully equipped with state-of-the-art operating rooms and general anesthesia services to ensure your treatment is comfortable and safe. Rest assured, you are receiving the highest standard of care by one of metro Atlanta’s most prestigious and experienced oral surgeons.

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