TMJ Treatment Hoffman Estatees

Serenity Dental is available for diagnosing and treating temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and related disorders for Hoffman Estates 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 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 Hoffman Estates 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 properly 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 Hoffman Estates 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 ranging from mild, constant discomfort to severe, intermittent pain. Patients from the Hoffman Estates, 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