TMJ Disorder Treatment

TMJ, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction, is often used generically to describe pain in the joint or jaw region that may be accompanied by a decrease in the ability to open your mouth, popping or clicking, and the inability to chew foods without discomfort.

TMJ Disorder

TMD stands for temporomandibular joint disorder, referring to misalignment or inflammation caused by TMJ. Our experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons will help determine the best TMJ treatment for you. We understand most patients are exhausted from trying to find an effective treatment for TMJ without success. We will determine if you are a candidate for TMJ surgery or another effective solution.

What Causes TMJ?

The leading causes of TMJ disorder include:

  • Injury to the jaw joints and surrounding tissues
  • Dislocation of the ball and socket joint disc
  • Bruxism
  • Misaligned bite
  • TMJ arthritis
  • Stress
  • Acute trauma
The leading causes of TMJ disorder include

Symptoms of TMJ

The most common TMJ symptoms include:

  • Jaw pain
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Clicking or popping sound in your jaw
  • Locking jaws
  • Difficulty opening your mouth
  • Earache
  • Headache
  • Chewing problems
  • Tooth pain
Woman with jaw pain

Our team of board-certified oral surgeons can ensure your TMJ treatment is comfortable, quick, and hassle-free.


Most patients come to us once all conservative treatment has been exhausted and are ready to see an oral surgeon to determine if they are a candidate for surgery. Most TMJ patients have worked with their dentist and had appliance therapy, physical therapy, or both without success. We perform a thorough examination before determining the best TMJ treatment for you. The majority of TMJ patients can be treated effectively without surgery. We treat TMJ with muscle relaxers, anti-inflammatory medications, TMJ exercises, and a soft diet. If we’ve exhausted all non-invasive TMJ treatment options and severe pain remains, we may recommend TMJ surgery.


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Get in Touch With Austin Oral Surgery

If you’re struggling with symptoms of TMJ Disorder, contact us at Austin Oral Surgery. With our team of experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons, we are equipped to determine the best treatment for you, whether it be a TMJ mouthguard, TMJ surgery, or other non-invasive treatments. We understand that many of our patients have tried other treatments without success, and we’re committed to finding a solution that works for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. Your health and comfort are our priority.