Our experienced dentists at Northwestern Dental Group may recommend TMJ treatment if you regularly experience jaw pain or other facial pain. Our team will help you determine the cause of your pain and an effective course of action to treat it. To learn more about TMJ treatment in Vernon Hills, Illinois, call our office today!
The TMJ, also known as the temporomandibular joint, connects your head to your lower jaw. TMD, also known as TMJ disorder, is when this joint becomes stressed or injured. Some other causes of TMD may include:
- Teeth grinding
- Teeth clenching
- Arthritis of the TMJ
- Trauma to the head, jaw or neck
If you suffer from TMD, you will have frequent, intense jaw pain or other facial pain. You may also experience a locked jaw, pain in your shoulders, neck or ears, frequent headaches, or pain when chewing. If you are experiencing these symptoms, or anything similar, contact our office today for a consultation appointment.
At Northwestern Dental Group, we offer many treatments for TMD. Some of these include relaxation of the jaw and face, mouth guard, jaw surgery, or other restorative dental treatments. We will work with you to determine the most effective treatment plan for you.
To learn more about TMJ/TMD treatments in Vernon Hills, Illinois, call our office at 847-371-3341 today!