TMJ Treatment In AUstin, TX

At Perspective Dental, we specialize in treating TMJ.

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Dr. Smitherman works with local physicians to treat patients with Sleep related issues and TMJ disorders.

She has a passion for treating patients with these issues and has completed extensive training in Sleep Apnea, Snoring and TMJ disorders. Dr. Smitherman stays up to date on new treatment options and is a longtime member of the Spencer Study Club that focuses solely on Sleep and TMJ issues.

We offer many options to treat TMJ, snoring and sleep apnea in adults and children: appliances, myofunctional therapy, splints, trigger point injections and more. Receive specialized care and keep your regular dentist!

Located inside Perspective Dental, Nonsurgical TMJ Austin provides conservative nonsurgical approaches to treatment TMJ/facial pain and dysfunction. Whether you found us on your own or you were referred by your provider, we are here to provide conservative care.

What Is TMJ?

TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint, which is the joint that attaches the jaw to the skull.

As with many other joints on the body, this joint can experience problems over time, causing pain and swelling. At Perspective Dentistry, we offer a range of TMJ treatment options to alleviate the pain and discomfort that you are feeling and to give you free range of the jawbone.

Why did your physician or dentist refer you for “TMJ”?

Certain symptoms are often seen in people who have temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. These symptoms may be part of TMJ disorders, but are also found in other medical conditions that an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) treat, making diagnosis potentially difficult. 

TMJ Symptoms  include:

  • Dizziness
  • Ear pain
  • Hearing impairment, ringing in ears (tinnitus)
  • A feeling of fullness/stuffiness/fluid in the ears
  • Visual impairments, such as blurred vision
  • Sinus pressure or pain

Dr. Ashley Smitherman has helped many people with TMJ issues GET OUT OF PAIN and FEEL BETTER.

Treating your TMJ issue as soon as possible is very important to reduce the chance of needing surgery.

Signs & Symptoms of a TMJ problem (one or more are possible):

  • Limited ability to open
  • Popping or clicking
  • Jaw locking open or closed
  • Muscle spasms in the face, jaw, or neck
  • Jaw Pain
  • Ear Pain
  • Ear Stuffiness, fullness, or ringing
  • Clenching/grinding of teeth
  • Vertigo/dizziness Headaches
  • Pain that spreads to shoulders/neck/back
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Tinnitus or ringing in ears

Get started with a TMJ Evaluation

This one-time appointment is the first step to determining the root cause of your TMJ and alleviating your pain and discomfort.