Facial Trauma Cypress, Texas 77429
Facial Trauma & TMD
Both facial trauma and TMJ disorders can be challenging to deal with. Fortunately, there are a lot of dental options for these patients. Rock Creek Oral Surgery specializes in facial trauma surgery in Cypress. Read on to learn how we can restore the look of your smile and teeth, and improve the functionality of your mouth after traumatic injury.
Accidents and injuries, especially if they impact a person’s face, can not only drastically change their appearance, but can also lead to oral health problems such as bone loss. If traumatic injury to the jaw results in the loss of one or more teeth, it can halt stimulation of the jawbone that’s necessary for it’s maintenance. This means that even years after the trauma, bone loss can continue to occur.
When it comes to facial trauma, our expert facial trauma surgeons in Cypress, Texas perform a comprehensive examination of the damage – inside and out. We then use the latest procedures to repair and restore your teeth, gums, and jaws. This includes the use of bone grafts, which promote new bone growth and can reverse the progression of bone deterioration.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your lower jaw with your skull, facilitating its movement. A healthy joint functions smoothly and seamlessly, allowing you to eat, chew and speak. However, genetic factors, jaw injuries, facial trauma and conditions such as bruxism can lead to temporomandibular disorders (TMD.)
While damage from facial trauma tends to happen quickly, TMJ disorders slowly cause issues over a long period of time. For many patients, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders cause chronic jaw pain, which can make simple tasks like chewing and speaking extremely painful. In some cases, TMJ disorders can lead to long-term damage, such as nerve problems, dislocation, and arthritis.
Our Cypress dental surgeon offers a variety of TMJ disorder therapies to help address these issues. From medication and physical therapy to custom-made mouthguards, we work with every patient to create the best TMJ solution for them.