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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders cause pain and poor function in the jaw joint and the muscles responsible for jaw movement. TMJ can be just a nuisance, or even a life-altering problem. When it’s less severe, crunching down on a hard bit of food can be painful through the jaw joint – unpleasant, but not serious. With severe cases, however, simple tasks like eating or talking, can be difficult, or debilitating. Even sleeping with this disorder can be problematic since the disc within the jaw joint may slip out of position during sleep, causing the mouth to not open properly upon wakening.
At Austin Premier Dental, we are ready to handle TMJ with a selection of medications, non-pharmaceutical therapies, or when necessary, surgical or other procedures.
The professional staff at Austin Premier Dental are seasoned dental professionals who are warm, friendly and sincere in providing the best comfort and care to all their current and prospective patients.
Austin Premier Dental combines state-of-the-art technology with time-honored methods of care and compassion to provide the highest quality dental care in Austin. Our modern and comfortable office is equipped with the all the latest amenities and dental health care technology.
Dr. Bruce Silva is committed to doing his part for the environment. In fact, all of us at Austin Premier Dental are passionate about ‘green’ dental practices, not just because they are good for the environment, but more importantly, because they are good for you!
Smoking is just as bad for your teeth and gums as it is for your health. Cigarettes leave stains on your teeth and your breath smelling foul. If left untreated, continuous smoking will require more than just brushing multiple times a day to remove the stains left behind by cigarettes. According to the American […]…more »
Halitosis, or bad breath, is a temporary issue for some people but can be an embarrassing problem for people who suffer from gum disease and poor dental hygiene. There are certain foods, bad habits, and other health conditions that cause bad breath but it can be improved with proper dental care. However, if your bad […]…more »
April 22, 2017 is Earth Day, which means it’s a chance for all of us to help spread environmental and climate literacy. At the office of Dr. Bruce Silva, every day is Earth Day because we practice “Green Dentistry.” This means we use only the safest and most environmentally sustainable dental practices. By doing this, […]…more »