Does My Child Need Surgery To Treat TMJ?

teeth, health, smile, dentist, dentalhealth , oralhealthChildren affected by temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) can experience pain and discomfort when eating and yawning. You may have heard about TMJ surgery, but this is not the only treatment option.

Key takeaways:

– There are several non-invasive TMJ treatments available.

– Mouthguards can help correct or manage TMJ if teeth grinding is the cause.

– Orthodontics may help if a bad bite is the cause.

– Surgery is often seen as a last-resort solution.

If your child has been diagnosed with TMJ, let your dentist evaluate the root cause of the problem to decide the best treatment.

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Graduated from Guys Hospital, London in 1988, co-established the practice with Simon in 1992. Kate has a special interest in orthodontics and smile design and also provides a sedation service if needed to support our practitioners when treating extremely anxious patients.