TMJ Specialist in Kansas City

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Kansas City’s TMJ Specialists

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain can be frustrating and debilitating. Many patients come to Facial Surgery Group from specialists who couldn’t help them resolve their TMJ disease. Often, TMJ disorders can be managed with a holistic, non-surgical approach. Our Board Certified Orofacial Pain Specialists can provide a complete evaluation of your TMJ needs.

How TMJ Treatments Work

If surgery is necessary, our board-certified TMJ specialists in Kansas City can provide the full array of TMJ surgeries. However, not every patient needs TMJ surgery. Our initial goal is to relieve the muscle spasms and joint pain. A splint (or nightguard) is the standard of care for initial therapy. Self-management strategies include anti-inflammatory medications, resting your jaw, eating soft foods, applying ice and heat, and stress management techniques.

Your doctor may recommend surgery if both of the following are true: other treatments have not worked, and your jaw pain has become so bad that you can’t live your life normally. There are specific, severe structural problems in your jaw joint.

Types of TMJ Surgical Treatments

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Causes of TMJ Disorders

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) refers to a large number of problems that arise from the jaw joint or the surrounding muscles. Common symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are clicking and popping of the joint, headaches, facial pain, and/or locking open or closed. TMJ disorders often can be caused by clenching your teeth, grinding, or trauma to the head and neck. There is rarely one specific reason for TMJ pain.

Improve Your Quality of Life

At Facial Surgery Group, our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are highly trained in diagnosing and treating TMJ disorders. With treatments ranging from nonsurgical conservative therapy to minimally invasive surgery to total joint replacements, our TMJ specialist in Kansas City will help to manage your TMJ-related discomfort. When treating the most severe cases of TMJ, Dr. Zachary Brown’s expertise, board certification, and experience ensure premium care and jaw restoration.

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Patient Stories

  • I grew up without much dental care. I was embarrassed by my teeth. I guess that somewhere along the lines, I learned to hide my smile. Then I had kids and naturally, their needs came first; music lessons, sports, braces, college. When the last one graduated from college, my husband insisted that it was my turn. My new teeth are beautiful. My husband says it was worth every penny. He says, “Happy Wife, Happy Life”.

    - CG

  • I was so afraid to have my tooth pulled that I didn’t sleep the night before. Everybody there was so nice and made me feel so comfortable that it was a piece of cake. I don’t know how to thank you enough.

    - GM

  • I recently got my third implant over the last ten years from the Facial Surgery Group. Once again, all the staff I interacted with were professional, friendly and skilled at their jobs. I highly recommend them.

    - ACR

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