TMJ Disorders

person holding their jaw

If you suffer from pain in the joint or muscles surrounding your jaw, you may be dealing with a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. Symptoms, ranging from mild discomfort to difficulty chewing, can stem from various causes, such as genetics or injury. At Dallas Surgical Arts, we want our patients to be fully confident in our comprehensive care regarding facial and jaw pain, their understanding of TMJ disorders and their treatment options. We are here to answer all of your questions. For more information on TMJ disorders, click over to Understanding TMJ Disorders, or schedule an evaluation with Dr. Sanovich today. Dallas Surgical Arts Phone Number 972-566-4900

Your TMJ connects your jawbone to your skull on each side of your jaw, and if you are experiencing persistent pain or tenderness in this area, it’s time to contact us about possible treatments. Most commonly, the discomfort associated with TMJ can be relieved with self-care, and surgery is typically a last resort. We are prepared to equip you with treatment methods that you can do at home, and we have more information about non-surgical TMJ treatment here. Call us today to set up an appointment! Dallas Surgical Arts Phone Number 972-566-4900

What causes TMJ disorder?

  • Grinding and clenching of teeth
  • Stress causing tension in jaw and facial muscles
  • Damaged cartilage due to arthritis
  • Trauma to jaw
  •  Erosion of shock-absorbing discs located in jaw

What are common symptoms of a TMJ disorder?

TMJ is an umbrella term covering a variety of issues with the jaw’s joints and muscles, so symptoms vary from patient to patient. If you suffer from any of these, please call and set up an appointment with Dr. Sanovich today! Dallas Surgical Arts Phone Number 972-566-4900

  • Locking of the jaw
  • Clicking or popping of the jaw
  • Aching pains around or in the ear
  • Pain or tenderness in the jaw
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Facial pain
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Headaches or dizziness
  • Aching pain around the ear

We are TMJ Specialists

No one in pain wants to hear “There’s nothing we can do for you” or “Are you sure it’s not all in your head?” At Dallas Surgical Arts, Dr. Sanovich is highly trained in TMJ disorders. We are Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons who have completed both dental school and a medical residency.  But don’t let the surgeon in our name fool you. The majority of TMJ cases can be resolved through conservative, non-surgical means

Only after we have exhausted all non-surgical treatment options do we consider surgery. When treating the most severe cases of TMJ, Dr. Sanovich‘s extensive expertise, training and experience ensure premium care and jaw restoration. Call us today to schedule an appointment! Dallas Surgical Arts Phone Number 972-566-4900

Insurance for TMJ

If you are wondering about the costs of TMJ treatment, know that out-of-pocket costs for TMJ treatments can be quite high.

Be sure to check with your health insurance provider, as they may reimburse part or all of your TMJ treatments, including your initial consultation with a specialist as a covered medical issue.

Dr. Sanovich works with all insurance providers, except Medicare, Medicaid, and Champus. He is not a network physician of any medical insurance plans and would be considered out of network for your insurance company. He accepts Care Credit. If you incur any difficulty in obtaining coverage from your insurance provider, our staff will assist you in this process.

Dallas Surgical Arts welcomes questions about TMJ or your jaw bone health. Call Dallas Surgical Arts Phone Number 972-566-4900 with any questions or concerns.