TMJ Therapy

We offer TMJ physical therapy and treatment services for patients suffering headaches, grinding teeth, clicking of your jaw or even ear pain.

Why Do You Need TMJ Therapy?

TMJ or the temporomandibular joint connects the jawbone to the skull and when this area is dysfunctional, it can affect a patient’s eating, talking ability, and put teeth and bone health in jeopardy. Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is when the joints in your jaw is injured or damaged, resulting in localized pain. With TMJ therapy, your bite will be restored, and your joints will be repaired and working as they should.

TMJ disorders can cause a clicking sound or grating sensation when you open your mouth or chew.

TMJ disorders are serious and can cause injury to teeth or the jaw and affect other areas of the body resulting in poor posture, arthritis, tooth grinding, and nerve inflammation.

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Proper therapy techniques can relieve the pain in your jaw and other areas of the body while preserving the joints that allow for everyday motion of the mouth. Complications of long-term TMJ syndrome can include chronic pain either in the face or head as well as inflammatory disorders. A certified dentist should check out your jaw and determine if you have the disorder to alleviate pain and keep the condition from affecting the rest of your body.

Smilovits DDS has a team of dentists who are all members of the International Congress of Oral Implantology and have been serving the Cleveland area for over 30 years. These professionals are trained to recognize signs of TMJ and will create a treatment plan that best suits your individual case.

How Do I Find a Great Dentist for TMJ Therapy?

Your dentist should be able to recognize symptoms of TMJ disorder and provide appropriate treatment.

Dentists should be able to recognize the signs of TJ disorder like jaw clicking, inability to open or close your mouth, lower back pain, and blurred vision. Medical professionals will examine your jaw and may even order an MRI of the joints to rule out specific problems.

Our professional team of dentists only uses state-of-the-art equipment and work from a perspective of problem-solving dentistry. We see one patient at a time without interruptions to dedicate our full attention to your dental needs. Dealing with oral health issues can be a nerve-racking experience and you need a team of professionals who put the patient first.

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Dentists should be able to recognize the signs of TJ disorder like jaw clicking, inability to open or close your mouth, lower back pain, and blurred vision. Medical professionals will examine your jaw and may even order an MRI of the joints to rule out specific problems.

Our professional team of dentists only uses state-of-the-art equipment and work from a perspective of problem-solving dentistry. We see one patient at a time without interruptions to dedicate our full attention to your dental needs. Dealing with oral health issues can be a nerve-racking experience and you need a team of professionals who put the patient first.

Why Should I Choose Smilovits DDS for my TMJ Therapy?

Smilovits DDS ensures that you receive the proper treatment, only after you have seen a written and mutually agreed-upon treatment plan. Our transparency is a part of our mission as a respected dental office. Whether it be TMJ disorder, or another issue, we will work to find a solution, and will give you a second opinion if you have been given only one option for your dental needs.

We are dedicated to providing patients with quality service and are transparent in treatment methods and pricing.

Cost can be a determining factor in receiving specific dental procedures and Smilovits DDS will work with you to give as much information about what insurance plans we work with. We also provide 24/7 emergency care to ensure our patients are always taken care of.

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Whether you are a long-time patient coming in for a checkup or are a new patient seeking relief from the pain caused by your TMJ disorder, Smilovits DDS is certified and ready to help. New patients receive an exam, x-ray, and personalized consultation with the doctor for just $99. Call to schedule an appointment at 216-464-9696 and allow us to improve your oral health and restore your mouth to working order.

See Why Our Customers Love Us!

AVERAGE RATING: 4.9/5.0 BASED ON 12 REVIEWS

In our 36 years of business we have never had an unsatisfied client. Most of our clients love our no wait policy where you don’t wait in our waiting room to see a dentist when you have scheduled an appoint. We have also helped save thousands of patients from making the unnecessary decision to have their teeth pulled or to have dentures put in. Our philosophy of keeping your smile natural and healthy has helped serve the Greater Cleveland Community for decades.

Dr. Smilovits and his staff are extremely warm and welcoming. They are extremely prompt and attentive to any concerns you may have. They explain everything to you during each step of your appointment. Everyone you encounter has an exceptional bedside manner. I am very pleased and would highly recommend him to anyone needing a dentist.

- Rebecca Waters

I've had nothing but positive experiences at Dr. Smilovits' office. The business hours are convenient and appointments flexible. And the procedures are prompt and pain-free.

- Steve Beakes

Just went to Peter Smilovits' office and I had the best experience!! Like most people, I hate going to the dentist and have terrible anxiety when it comes to getting work done. I told the hygienist, Danny, how nervous I was and he was amazing with my cleaning! He explained everything during the process and was just so sweet and the Dr. also came in just to check on me and make sure I was doing okay.

This was honestly the best experience I’ve ever had at the dentist! I fully trust these people with my teeth and can’t wait to go back. 10/10 would recommend!!

- Tori Daddario

Dr. Smilovits and his staff offer excellent service at a very fair price. I have never needed the rescue squad after I got my bill. His years of experience are evident as soon as you see how thorough and painless his service is.

His staff is very efficient as well and everyone is very nice and makes you feel welcome and appreciated. Thanks to all for a great experience.

- Rich Mastnardo

Going to the Dentist always makes me nervous.  Today I went to Dr. Smilovits; he talked with me about options for my teeth while making me feel comfortable.  He even told jokes to lighten the mood.  

Anna did an amazing job on my teeth and now I simply cannot stop smiling! I am 100% satisfied with the entire experience and had multiple people already asking who I went to after seeing my results

- Missi B.

Dr. Smilovits and his entire staff were very kind and accommodating.  He did an excellent job of explaining and fixing the problem I was having and at a great price.  

This was the first time I had been there on my sister's recommendation and I will most definitely return for any future needs.

- Lisa Sparenga

Dr. Smilovits DDS has been performing dental procedures for over 40 years, serving Northeast Ohio suburbs including: Beachwood, Chagrin, Solon, Mayfield, Lyndhurst, Highland Heights, Richmond Heights, Chesterland, Chardon, Shaker Heights, University Heights, Pepper Pike, Gates Mills, Bay Village, Rocky River, Strongsville, Parma, Lakewood, Hudson, Willoughby, Hunting Valley, Woodmere, Twinsburg, Moreland Hills and Cleveland Heights area.

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The certified dentists at Smilovits DDS are experienced in performing a variety of dental procedures that will improve your oral health and keep your smile looking its best.