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TMJ Surgery for Better Function

Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which attaches your lower jaw to your skull, is one of the most complex in your body. The ball-in-socket design is how you’re able to move your lower jaw in virtually any direction and comfortably bite and chew foods, talk, yawn, and live your life freely. If this joint is dislocated or damaged, it can lead to chronic jaw and joint pain, headaches, teeth grinding and clenching, sore facial muscles, popping and clicking during movement, and even joint immobility and lock jaw. If you are suffering from complex TM joint problems due to injury, osteoarthritis, immobility, tumor, or developmental deformity, we can help you find truly lasting relief with personalized TMJ surgery in San Clemente, CA. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeon at San Clemente Oral & Facial Surgery, Dr. Brady Nielsen, has the specialized medical, dental, and surgical training to help you find relief and restore your daily life.
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The Impact of TMJ Surgery

  • Improved jaw and joint function
  • Balanced and healthy dental occlusion
  • Ability to eat a varied diet
  • Reduced or eliminated jaw and joint pain
  • Improve breathing and sleep apnea symptoms

Common Treatment for TMJ Disorder

Although we are skilled in the most complex surgical solutions to TMJ disorder, depending on your case, a more conservative solution may be all you need. We’ll welcome you to our state-of-the-art surgical facility in San Clemente, CA for an oral exam and consultation where we’ll discuss your unique situation as well as your goals for treatment. Below are some of the most effective treatment solutions for TMJ disorders:

Physical Therapy

Exercises to help strengthen and stretch the jaw muscles to improve mobility and motion. Heat and ice therapy to help with blood circulation and pain. Massage therapy to help relieve muscle tension and discomfort.


Oral Appliance

Custom-made oral appliance worn over the teeth to prevent grinding and clenching while helping to keep the jaw and teeth in proper alignment.



A non-surgical approach to treating TMJ disorder that involves injecting BOTOX into facial muscles to ease tension and discomfort. The relaxing effects of injections often last over three months.


Jaw Surgery

Surgery that corrects the position of the upper or lower jawbone. Treatment brings the jaw and teeth back into alignment, restoring function and occlusion.


TM Joint Replacement

Repairing or replacing the TM joint(s) with a custom-fitted implant to restore proper and comfortable function for everyday movements.

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Don’t Wait to Seek Treatment

Receiving TMJ treatment can be a life-changing and liberating experience. If you leave your TMJ disorder untreated, it can actually lead to additional health conditions, from a loss of sleep to an unhealthy lifestyle. With TMJ surgery in San Clemente, CA from our oral surgeon you can regain comfortable function for everyday movements like eating dinner with a friend or laughing with family. If you’re anxious, we combine clinical experience, innovative technology, anesthesia services, and a friendly atmosphere to offer you a visit and experience like no other.

We’ll always seek out conservative treatments when possible, but if TMJ surgery in San Clemente, CA is necessary, we’ll provide all the educational information you need to feel comfortable and walk you through what to expect every step of the way. Don’t leave debilitating problems with your TM joint untreated. We encourage you to contact our experienced team right away and receive the freedom you need to live a better quality of life!

Put an end to your jaw pain.

Request your consultation with our oral surgeon today.