Does TMJ Require Surgery?

Cosmetic Dentist Serving Austin, Bee Cave, Lakeway and Nearby Areas of Texas


TMJ refers to any disorder that causes jaw misalignment. In most cases, this condition can be treated with treatment options such as oral appliances, dental restorations, and muscle relaxation therapy. In some cases, TMJ may require surgery for complete correction, but this is seldom necessary.

If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort in your jaw, please call Round Rock dentist Dr. John Schmid at 512-329-5967to schedule a TMJ treatment consultation.

TMJ Symptoms

Symptoms that may indicate TMJ include:

  • Jaw swelling and/or pain
  • Difficulties opening and closing the jaw or complete lockjaw
  • Clicking, popping, and/or grinding noises in the jaw
  • Frequent headaches

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, a TMJ treatment consultation with Dr. Schmid may be your first step towards restoring comfort and function. An LVI trained neuromuscular dentist, Dr. Schmid has the background, training, and experience necessary to diagnose and treat this disorder without surgical intervention.

If you live in Austin, Round Rock, or surrounding areas of Texas and are looking for a neuromuscular dentist, please contact Dr. John Schmid to schedule your appointment today.