Do I Need TMJ Surgery? Consider Your Non-surgical Options

There are many non-surgical TMJ options available for patients.  In many cases from overbites to TMJ pain and facial asymmetry, there are usually many noon-surgical ways to help patients.  The CBS Horrors of TMJ Surgery, made no reference to options patients should consider in place of surgery.  These also seemed to be pretty aggressive surgeries.

Focusing on the positive, Dr. Konig explains, ” Our office has been providing non-surgical TMJ treatment for many years and many patients come see us as they are not interested in surgery.  A careful analysis of the problems needs to consider and comprehensive clinical exam along with an airway assessment, postural assessment, and 3D scan as well.  This along with clinical symptoms helps determine what options might work in which cases. “

Learn more about non-surgical TMJ Treatment:

The following is an example of non-surgical TMJ treatment for pain:

Video Testimonial

A discussion with Patty after receiving nonsurgical TMJ treatment from Houston neurosurgical dentist Dr. Ronald Konig.

Video Transcript

Nonsurgical TMJ Treatment from Dr. Konig

Patty, thank you for sharing your story today. I know you told us that what brought you to our office was you had some clicking or popping your jaw. Is that right?

I did. I had the right side of my jaw was coming out of place  popping a lot when I would yawn, when I would eat. And, wasn’t sure whether it was arthritis or what it was. I talked to my regular dentist and he said I needed to get treated for TMJ. And, I didn’t want it to get any worse. I think Ive caused a little damage, but its great now.

And you went through the nonsurgical bite management treatment here? 

I did. Dr. Konig has brought my jaw forward and realigned my jaw. I knew it was out of place  it was obvious with all the popping. And I dont have any swelling or popping. I can yawn and eat without any issues. I think, like I said, that I caused a little bit of damage but not so much that I cant live perfectly normal. Happy with my bite. My smile is much better. Its great.

And do you feel like your teeth have a home now?

Absolutely yes. I know when I close my mouth where they go. It wasn’t happening before.

Okay great. Thank you, Patty for sharing your story with us.

Thank you.


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