TMJ Treatment Hanover Park Illinois

Serentity Dental is available for diagnosing and treating temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and related disorders for Hanover Park Illinois patients.

What is TMJ?

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

 

Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

TMJ Disorder causes widespread pains that may range from mild, constant discomfort, to severe, intermittent pain. Patients from the Hanover Park 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

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 Hanover Park Illinois for over 15 years. 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.