TMJ Surgery

TMJ Surgery

The temporomandibular joint, also called the TMJ, is a hinge joint that connects the jawbone to the skull. Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are problems with the functionality of this joint, which can prevent patients from using their jaw to its full extent. If you suffer from TMD, you might have difficulty eating, drinking, and talking, or you might notice a clicking sound when opening your mouth. Issues with the TMJ can also cause a host of other problems throughout your body, including dizziness, earaches, hearing problems, and tinnitus.

TMJ disorders can be treated with nonsurgical methods like splints or mouthguards. However, surgery might be necessary for some patients to regain full use of their jaw. A TMJ surgeon or jaw pain specialist can advise you on whether you’re a candidate for TMJ surgery. There are several different procedures designed to treat TMJ disorder in Nebraska. The one that’s right for you will depend on the severity of your TMD symptoms.

Why We’re Different

At Heartland Oral Surgery, your TMJ surgeon will help you choose the right procedure for your TMJ surgery. With expertise, experience, and compassion on our side, our team will help you find pain relief for your TMJ disorder.

See what people have to say!

Heartland Oral Surgery and Dental Implants

“If you EVER find yourself needing an oral surgeon, please make sure his name is Dr. Kenneth Carey at Heartland Oral Surgery and Dental Implants. I can not say enough about Doc C! I came to Doc C with a tooth the needed to come out, but then also needing more work done. Dr. Carey’s staff…Mandy, Sarah, Maria, Carey & Kandy just to mention a few, are Amazing!! All of them are very friendly, caring & highly trained & made me feel right at home!
Dr. Carey shows a sincere dedication, only seen in very few doctors. He explains how he can help, and how he will help Doc C is thorough, professional, calming and T.H.E. best at this profession. He treated me just like family. He shows a lot of concern and has a great sense of humor!! So if you find yourself sitting in Dr. Carey’s surgical chair, rest assured you have found the Best!! I would & I do, recommend Heartland Oral Surgery and Dental Implants to anyone and everyone.” -LVL

Facial Trauma & Emergencies

“I had gone to the ER at 5am yesterday morning for worsening swelling and pain in my mouth from a dental abscess. Doc saw me and got worried so they made some calls. Dr. Carey and Heartland Oral were the only ones who would see m on a Sunday. Made the drive there and they were amazing. They are definitely good people who still care for their patients. Highly recommended. If you do see this, once again, Thank you so very much for all you did, Dr. Carey.” -KK

Heartland Oral Surgery

“I like how everyone is super friendly. Good prices without insurance. And I like how they listen and take care of you.” -DR

Heartland Oral Surgery

“I just came to get all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed. I’ve been put to sleep, and completely terrified of the dentist. Dr. Carey and every women in there including his wife make me feel my best self. They calmed my nerves held my hand and actually made me feel like I was in great hands. I can’t express enough how relived I am and blessed to find an amazing surgeon! Thank you again. If anyone is wondering of a good comforting place. Heartland is the place to go!” -HL

Heartland Oral Surgery

“Dr. Carey was very professional about it all. Made sure I was at ease and the nurses were great too. I was talking to them and the next thing I knew I was being woken up. Procedure already done. Don’t have any memory of it and there is hardly any pain considering how many teeth they took out. I will highly recommend them to everyone I know that needs oral surgery done.” -JH

Visit us at our Kearney or Grand Island Nebraska Locations!

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Kearney, NE

516 W. 39th Street, Suite D
Kearney, NE 68845

Phone: 308-865-2577

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 7am - 5pm
Tuesday: Closed to patients
Wednesday: 7 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 7 am - 5 pm
Friday: 7 am - 5 pm

Grand Island, NE

908 N. Howard Ave, Suite 101
Grand Island, NE 68803

Phone: 308-381-8500

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday: 8 am - 2 pm