TMJ Disorder Treatment in Schaumburg

What is TMJ?

TMJ or temporomandibular joint disorder is where the mandible (lower jaw) joins the skull’s temporal bone. Each time you chew, you move it, but you also carry it every time you talk and swallow. It is, therefore, one of the most frequently used joints in the body. This multifactorial problem can be caused by a series of injuries that cause strain on the joint.

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Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

TMJ Disorder causes widespread pains that may range from mild, constant discomfort, to severe, intermittent pain. Patients come to our Schaumburg dental office and express they are experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Pain and limitation of mouth opening
  • Chewing difficulty
  • Soreness in muscles in the morning
  • Headaches or ear pain or neck pain
  • Clicking or popping sounds on mouth opening
  • Tingling sensation or stuffiness in the ears

Treatment of the TM Joint

Whatever the cause or severity of the TMJ Disorder, our dentists in Schaumburg can help. The most effective approach is to inititally use a soft dental splint. The aim of using the splint is to relieve pressure on the TMJs, decrease muscle tension and limit effets of clenching and grinding of teeth. 

I appreciate that Dr. Dienhelt listens to both me and my daughter. She is very good about collaborating with other health care providers, and is always open to learning something new.

Kathy B.

I am very grateful for a dentist who is willing to incorporate nonconventional methods to achieve overall results and health benefits. We have been seeing Dr. D to straighten our daughter’s teeth and promote facial development naturally without braces, and we are seeing amazing results so far.

-L Kim

My kid feels very comfortable going there and the experience is so “playful” in his eyes that he has nothing to worry when he visits the dentist.

Katherine G.