TMJ Treatment from our Dentist in Skokie
Are you experiencing unexplained headaches, earaches, and other types of severe pain in your jaw or head? Many people are surprised to learn that the source of this discomfort is often found in your jaw. For an effective treatment for your TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction), turn to the team at Northwestern Dental Group. Our dentist in Skokie offers a range of different options for patients of all ages who are living with TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorders). We help you live a life free from pain. Schedule a consultation with us today for relief when you need it most.
What is TMD?
When you think of oral health issues, you likely think of tooth pain or bleeding gums. However, headaches, earaches, locked jaw, and other problems are often caused by issues with the TMJ join. In these situations, it is important to receive TMJ treatment in Niles, IL, from a dentist to avoid dealing with pain for the rest of your life.
The temporomandibular joint, also known as the TMJ joint, connects your jaw with the temporal bones of your skull. Most people dealing with TMD issues have a misaligned bit, which causes this joint to become irritated. The misaligned bite can expose nerve endings, resulting in further problems in other parts of the body. In many cases, patients are unable to perform their regular activities without feeling pain and discomfort.
Treatments for TMJ
If you are dealing with TMJ issues, you will likely have migraines, jaw pain, and other discomfort. During your visit to our office, we will speak with you about each of your symptoms so that we can determine the issue. If join problems are causing your pain, we are available to perform a range of treatments to help you feel better, faster. We are happy to speak with you about your options so that you can make the right choice for your condition.
How does treatment work? We offer a variety of options that focus on reducing inflammation within the affected joint. We treat the source of the pain while also improving the range of motion in your jaw.
With TMD does not typically require surgery, in some situations non-invasive surgery may be recommended. Non-invasive treatment options include dental crowns in Niles, IL, or custom oral splints. These treatments are designed to help the patient adjust his or her bite alignment, which eliminates the cause of inflammation.
Contact us to meet with our doctor to discuss the cause of your TMJ issues. We offer TMD treatments for patients near our five locations in Arlington Heights, Gurnee, Skokie, Vernon Hills, and Niles, Illinois.