TMJ in New Braunfels, TX
What is TMJ?
• Pain or tenderness in the face, jaw joint area, neck and shoulders, and in or around the ear when you chew, speak, or yawn
• Limited ability to open the mouth wide• Jaws that get “stuck” or “lock” in the open-or closed-mouth position• Clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the joint when the mouth is opened or closed• Tired feeling in the face or neck• Difficulty chewing• Sudden uncomfortable feeling when biting• Swelling on the side of the face• Toothaches• Headaches or neck aches• Dizziness• Earaches• Hearing problems• Upper shoulder pain• Ringing in the ears
What Causes TMJ?
• Bruxism – Grinding of the teeth• Clenching• Osteoarthritis
• Rheumatoid Arthritis
Treatment Options for TMJ
At Smith & Cole Laser and Family Dentistry, we believe in providing exceptional care in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Our doctors, Dr. Todd Smith and Dr. Michael Cole, are experts in their field and strive each day to make patients feel at ease while transforming their smiles. Our office is proud to serve patients from New Braunfels, TX as well as the surrounding areas. We offer a variety of treatment options including the LANAP Laser Treatment, Dental Implants, Sleep Apnea, TMJ, Sedation, Pediatric Dentistry, and CEREC Same Day Crowns. Call (830) 629-1954 to schedule your appointment or click here to request an appointment online!