The team at Michael S. Roessler DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry loves to help our patients feel better. That’s one of the reasons that we enjoy treating our patients who suffer from TMJ pain. We have the ability to help them achieve a better quality of life through our Mundelein TMJ treatment. If you’re tired of dealing with jaw pain and tenderness, then our treatment can allow you to:
- Relax your jaw muscles and reduce spasms
- Make biting and chewing more comfortable
- Stop annoying popping when opening and closing your mouth
- Reduce the frequency and intensity of your headaches
- Eliminate facial pain and earaches
- Relieve tension in your shoulders and neck
- Stop grinding your teeth and avoid tooth enamel damage
Call us today to schedule your TMJ consultation: 847-652-9147. We’re located at 444 N. Prospect Ave., Suite 1 in Mundelein.
We’ll Help You & Your Jaw Feel Better
TMJ pain is certainly no fun. Your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are located on either side of your head and facilitate opening and closing your mouth. Although medical researchers don’t fully understand all the causes of TMD (TMJ disorder), when these joints become irritated and inflamed, you can experience a tremendous amount of pain.
Fortunately, Dr. Michael Roessler and his team have ways to help. At your consultation, we’ll give you a full TMJ exam, plus we may take a set of X-rays for a detailed look at your jaw and facial muscles.
Depending on your situation, we will recommend one or more treatments. For some patients, doing simple jaw exercises will help their TMJ discomfort. Others will require a night guard worn while sleeping that will prevent bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching). Bruxism is both a cause and a symptom of TMD.
We may recommend having a TMJ deprogrammer made for you. This device keeps your back teeth from clenching together, relieving tension on your jaw muscles and, over time, helping to align your bite into its proper position. We may also recommend ultrasound, microcurrent or TENS, and manual therapy to relax the jaw muscles that are in spasm causing facial and jaw pain.
Your situation could even require restorative dental work to correct. Your teeth may be worn or damaged to the point where your bite is affected. If so, we can use a combination of dental implants, crowns, and bridges to repair your teeth and align your bite.
The goal is for us to determine the cause of your discomfort and to treat you accordingly. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to treating TMJ symptoms.
Know the Symptoms of TMD
Contact us as soon as possible if you experience any of the symptoms below, as it could be a sign of trouble with your TMJ:
- Pain when opening or closing your mouth
- Jaw sometimes locking into place
- Popping or clicking when chewing
- Ringing in your ears
- Tension in your neck and shoulders
Isn’t it time you sought TMJ treatment in Mundelein for your jaw pain? Call us today at 847-652-9147 to schedule your consultation. Dr. Roessler would love to help you feel better.