TMJ disorders have a large impact on the quality of your daily life and your level of comfort. TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problems can be extremely painful and often inhibit normal jaw function. Our dentists provide TMJ treatments in Arlington Heights, Illinois, to alleviate your discomfort and restore your oral health. To learn more and schedule a consultation at Northwestern Dental Group, call us today at 847-305-2442.
The TMJ is the joint which connects your lower jaw to your head. Disorders of this joint often occur when the jaw joint is injured, stress or misaligned in some way. There are several factors which may contribute to the development of a TMJ disorder, including stress, bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and clenching), arthritis and trauma to the jaw, head or neck.
Common symptoms of TMJ disorders include:
- Grinding popping or clicking sounds when opening and closing the mouth
- Locked or stuck jaw
- Pain while chewing, yawning or biting
- An inability to open the mouth widely
- Muscle pain in the neck, shoulders and ears
- Frequent headaches and migraines
When you visit our office, our dentists will work with you to determine the cause of your TMJ disorder and develop an individualized treatment plan. There are a variety of therapies available, ranging from stress management and relaxation exercises to mouth guards and jaw surgery.
We welcome you to contact our office today to learn more about TMJ treatment and schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists.