TMJ Surgery | Surgical Arts Centre


Many of my TMJ disorder patients are simply relieved that I believe them when they tell me about their struggle with jaw pain: I have seen how debilitating TMJ pain can be and how it can affect a person’s quality of life. I want to hear your TMJ story and I am determined to find it a happy ending.

- Dr. Holtzen -

TMJ Disorders and TMJ Pain

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders aren’t just about an annoying clicking jaw or temporary bouts of jaw pain. Those suffering from chronic, long-term TMJ pain often have their daily lives affected by facial muscle pain, tooth pain, headaches, ear aches, painful chewing, and limited jaw movement. From smiling to enjoying a meal, those plagued with TMJ health issues struggle to live comfortably.

According to The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), more than 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ disorders – the vast majority of them women. At the Surgical Arts Centre, we are determined to help find the root causes of your TMJ pain and eliminate it to the best of our abilities.

Our comprehensive approach to TMJ disorders

Just as there isn’t one cause of chronic jaw pain, there isn’t one solution. Even though we are experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons, we do not believe that all TMJ disorders can or should be solved with surgery. For some, pain relief may be found simply through regular physical therapy, medication, or lifestyle change. For others, pain relief may indeed include a surgical procedure. But for all patients at the Surgical Arts Centre, your treatment solution will be individually tailored by our doctors based on your symptoms, medical history, and test results.

At our facility, our first goal is to determine the exact cause of your TMJ disorder. Our second goal is to take all possible steps to correct the issue, beginning with the most conservative approach. Throughout the process, we will consult with you, work with our stellar staff, and monitor your progress until we find a solution.

To begin your journey to less jaw pain, take the first step by scheduling an initial consultation.

Meet our surgeons

Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons have more than fifty years of combined experience in the field and are committed to helping patients understand and treat their TMJ pain – no matter what the cause.

R.F. John Holtzen, D.M.D. is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and by the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology.

Clark O. Taylor, M.D., D.D.S. is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, as well as the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and has served as an examiner for both specialty boards.

Tour our accredited surgical facility

Our fully-equipped surgical center is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and allows us to treat your TMJ condition from start to finish, from your initial consultation, to your procedure, to your recovery.

Schedule your consultation today

Are you ready to find out the cause of your chronic TMJ pain – and to do something about it?