Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder

TMJ can cause a range of oral and dental issues, including teeth grinding, misaligned bite and trouble opening your mouth.

Carolinas Centers for Oral & Facial Surgery is the leading provider of oral and maxillofacial surgery in North Carolina. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are highly skilled and experienced in treating TMJ disorders. We offer a full range of TMJ treatment options, from conservative therapy to surgery. We work closely with you to develop a customized treatment plan that meets your individual needs and goals. If you suffer from a TMJ disorder, we can help.

TMJ Disorder Overview 

If conservative treatment methods for your TMJ disorder prove ineffective, your doctor may recommend TMJ surgery as the best course of action to alleviate symptoms. Surgery is often reserved for the most severe cases of TMJ disorder and designated as an outpatient procedure. 

Our oral surgeons treat TMJ disorder using jaw reconstruction, arthrocentesis, arthroplasty, arthroscopy, and open-joint surgery. You and your doctor will determine which is right for you depending on the severity of your TMJ disorder symptoms.