Vanderbilt Craniofacial Treatment Center

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)

Although Temporomandibular Joint disorders, known as TMJ, can be difficult to diagnose and treat, the Vanderbilt Center for Craniofacial Surgery can surgically correct many of these disorders.

TMJ causes pain in the preauricular region (between the opening of the ear and the cheek), and can radiate to the top of the head and down to the jaw, or to the side of the neck.

For many patients, surgery and total joint reconstruction can offer significant relief in chronic pain associated with TMJ.

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