Posted on 8/13/2018 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
|Once our doctors determine your jaw pain needs to be treated with surgery, we will discuss all your options and explain the reasons why no other option is available for your situation.
We always try to use the non-surgical approach and choose different alternatives to treat jaw pain, including medications and therapy. If these choices don't work for you, then we will discuss surgical treatment and its implications. In many cases, jaw pain goes away without treatment, but in some rare occasions, surgery is the only option.
Types of Jaw Surgery
If, after exhausting other methods, we determine you need surgery for your jaw pain, there are several options to consider.
There are many things that we can try to help with jaw pain that doesn't involve surgery, including holistic methods like acupuncture, relaxation techniques, and biofeedback to teach you how to relax your jaw effectively.
It is important to discuss all the pros and cons of jaw surgery with us and ask any questions you have about why surgery is the best option for you. We do not take any procedure that affects your lifestyle lightly and are always available to talk to you about it.