TMJ Treatment Elk Grove Village 

Serenity Dental is available for diagnosing and treating temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and related disorders for Elk Grove Village Illinois patients.

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. 



Dawn Diehnelt, D.D.S., has been practicing neuromuscular dentistry in nearby Schaumburg. Dr. Diehnelt has undergone extensive post-graduate education focusing on airway health, jaw joint equilibrium, and how these factors affect oral health and her patient’s overall health.



Patients from Elk Grove Village come to Serenity Dental so they may better understand how the teeth, jaw joints, and muscles are an integrated system that requires balance to function correctly and to seek treatment and symptom relief. If you have jaw joint misalignment, our doctor will develop a treatment plan that restores your bite, leaving you without chronic headaches and dental pain.

Treatment of the TM Joint

Serenity Dental offers sophisticated testing procedures which ensure accurate working diagnoses. These diagnoses lead to the alleviation of most symptoms including jaw pain and bruxism through multidisciplinary TMJ treatment. Whatever the cause or severity of the TMJ Disorder, our dentists in nearby Schaumburg can help. We have been treating dental patients from nearby Elk Grove Village Illinois for over 15 years. The most effective approach is to initially use a soft dental splint. The aim of using the splint is to relieve pressure on the TMJs, decrease muscle tension and limit effects of clenching and grinding of teeth. 

Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

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

  • Pain and limitation of mouth opening
  • Teeth Grinding or clenching
  • Chewing difficulty
  • Bruxism and face pain
  • 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
  • sensitive, loose, broken, or worn teeth
  • Dizziness and or Vertigo
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Misaligned bite and/or poor posture
  • Lockjaw

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 willing to incorporate non-conventional methods to achieve overall results and health benefits. We have seen Dr. D straighten our daughter’s teeth and promote facial development naturally without braces, and we see excellent results so far.

-L Kim

I highly recommend Dr. D. Serenity Dental is a very nice, neat organized place. The dentist knows what she’s doing. It’s not only a traditional method but it’s beyond better than that, it truly works…

– Simon F.