We are excited to announce that we are back to a normal schedule!
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Our office will be one of the most sterile places you will visit! That was true before the COVID-19 crisis but we felt it is more important now than ever for our dental family to know. Additional precautions will also be taken to ensure the well-being and safety of our team and patients. They will include but are not limited to:
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  1. Limiting the number of patients in the practice at one time
  2. Implementing digital forms/paperwork and payment options
  3. Scheduling more time between patients to perform disinfection practices above the standard protocols
  4. Having all patients rinse with Oracare (prescription anti-viral mouthwash) prior to any treatment
  5. Using advanced intraoral suction systems that drastically reduce aerosols
  6. Introducing medical grade H13 filters to enhance air particle filtration
These are just to name a few. At Elite Smiles, we will always have your best interest in mind to promote optimal oral and overall health. This starts with getting everyone's oral hygiene regimens back on track as SAFELY as possible.

We know many were affected financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. Those without dental insurance should not have to suffer, so that is why we have taken measures to decrease the price and have increased the discount of our in-house membership plan!

If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any additional questions, please give us a call at 512-252-4655 or email us at info@elitesmilesdds.com


Negative Health Effects Caused by TMJ Disorder and the Importance of Receiving Treatment to Avoid Them

TMJ Disorder in Pflugerville Area

Do you face pain, discomfort, or clicking in your jaw that you cannot explain? If so, you may have a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. You are not alone. TMJ disorders affect a significant portion of the population, and it is estimated that around ten million Americans are suffering. Surprisingly, a large portion of those who suffer are not aware of what their temporomandibular joint is and, thus, do not receive any kind of treatment. Dr. Jordan Tucker and his team at Elite Smiles of Pflugerville welcome you in for TMJ disorder treatment.

Therapy designed to treat TMJ disorders varies from patient to patient and is complicated in its success. For some, TMJ therapy will provide long-lasting relief while with others results will be temporary. Designing a treatment plan for TMJ disorder can only happen after a comprehensive exam is performed. What is much simpler is the fact that, when left untreated, TMJ disorders can result in chronic pain that will affect you daily.

Migraine Headaches

Migraine and other types of severe headaches have been linked to TMJ disorders. This is due to the joint which serves to connect the jaw to the skull becoming unaligned and the muscles in your face, neck, and jaw having to overcompensate. This creates stress and fatigue in these muscles which can result in severe migraines which can lead those who suffer to miss out on opportunities in their daily lives.

Back, Neck, and Shoulder Pain

Problems from TMJ disorders not only affect your immediate jaw, mouth, and neck area but also areas around the rest of your body. Muscle fatigue may start near your jaw but can move to your spine and cause pain and aches in your back, neck, shoulders, and more. As more time goes by, other joints in your body could even develop alignment issues causing further discomfort.

Call our office now to schedule your next appointment.

Hearing Damage

Your jaw connects to your skull near your ear canal. Because of this, if there is inflammation around that area caused by a TMJ disorder, you could develop issues with your hearing including tinnitus or varying degrees of hearing loss.

You can avoid these negative effects of TMJ disorder by coming into Dr. Tucker and receiving an exam and getting a treatment plan in place. Please call Elite Smiles today at (512) 273-7790 for an appointment.

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