Snap, crackle and pop: The agonizing sounds of TMJ disorders

Hosted by Brian M. Smith, DMD

Painful clicking or popping in the jaw could mean you have TMJ syndrome. TMJ often causes unexplained headaches, facial pain and tenderness. It can also make it hard to open and close your mouth and make biting, chewing and talking difficult.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, submit a question and chat with Brian M. Smith, D.M.D., F.A.C.O.M.S., one of the region’s leading oral maxillofacial surgeons and an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ disorders.

Brian M. Smith, D.M.D., F.A.C.O.M.S., is the Head of the Division of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and the Director of the Center for Oral Facial Enhancement and TMJ Disorders at Cooper. Dr. Smith came to Cooper University Hospital in 2004 after serving as the Chairman, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Temple University School of Dentistry. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where he completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and served as the Chief Resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Smith obtained his medical degree from University Health Science Center Antigua School of Medicine.

He specializes in diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. Dr. Smith is frequently named one of the region’s top dentists by Philadelphia and South Jersey magazines.