Total Joint Replacement Surgery - TMJ Treatment in Dallas

Total Joint Replacement Surgery - TMJ Treatment in Dallas

Total Joint Replacement Surgery - TMJ Treatment at Dallas Surgical Arts

Are you suffering from TMJ pain? At Dallas Surgical Arts, we offer a wealth of options for relieving TMJ pain, from traditional joint replacement surgery to innovative treatments like arthrocentesis and Botox injections to the masseter muscle. In this blog, we'll be exploring the benefits of TMJ replacement surgery and how it can drastically improve your quality of life.

The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the temporal bone, and it is responsible for the movement of the jaw. When this joint becomes damaged or diseased, it can cause a wide range of symptoms, including pain, stiffness, breathing and bite issues, as well as difficulty opening and closing the jaw.

Total Joint Replacement Explained

Total joint replacement is a surgical treatment option for severe cases of TMJ disorders, where board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Randy Sanovich will replace a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that has been damaged by trauma, degenerative joint disease, or a condition known as condylar resorption. During the procedure, the existing TMJ is removed and replaced with a custom-fabricated joint.

The procedure itself typically requires general anesthesia and an incision through the skin near the ear. During the procedure, the joint surfaces are cut away and replaced with the custom joint.

Recovery time varies depending on the individual, but with proper follow-up care, patients experience excellent long-term results.

TMJ Treatment for Chronic Pain Relief

Total joint replacement can provide long-lasting relief from the chronic pain and discomfort associated with TMJ. By replacing the damaged joint, the patient can experience greater stability and increased functionality in the jaw. Not only will it reduce the severity of the pain, but it can also improve the patient’s ability to talk, chew, and even smile. Another benefit is the improved aesthetics, as the joints are designed to be natural-looking to correct any asymmetry. Total joint replacement surgery is an effective solution to relieve chronic pain.

Wondering if you’re a candidate or interested in learning more? Schedule a consultation with board-certified facial cosmetic and oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Randy Sanovich today! Call 972-776-4888 to schedule.

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