The temporomandibular joints – or TMJ, for short – reside at the base of the jaw in front of your ears. They’re responsible for smooth, pain-free jaw motion. However, a jaw injury, teeth grinding, a misaligned bite, and other factors can cause these joints to malfunction, resulting in a variety of painful conditions. You may notice that your jaw clicks or pops when you open your mouth. Some sufferers report chronic headaches, including migraines. Other signs of TMJ dysfunction include low back pain, tingling in the hands and fingers, and unexplained facial discomfort.
At NTFOS, we take a conservative approach to restoring TMJ health, advocating surgery only after non-surgical treatments have been tried. If you do need surgery to remedy an issue with the TMJ joints, you’re in good hands at NTFOS. Our surgeons have the training, experience, and knowledge to make your surgery a success.