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:Chrystal T talks about how she found Doctor Roessler to help her with her Teeth Grinding Issue Read Transcript
I've been coming here probably over 10 years. And I have had extensive work with Dr. Roessler. When I first came here, I had a grinding issue, so I think I've had it my whole life. I was at another dentist and decided I didn't really like it there. Believe that I found Dr. Roessler online, and lots of good reviews, so I came.
My top teeth at the time were really short. I had ground them almost completely down; they were almost like fluorescent, and Dr. Roessler was able to fix those, so I actually feel a little bit better about my smile now. I'm really happy that I don't wear my mouthguard at night all the time, but he has really helped me with that problem.
I think he is very trustworthy, very honest, very friendly. He talks about his kids. I have my son coming here now. My son likes him. Just a really nice guy, makes me feel very comfortable. I think Dr. Roessler has always made me feel like what I say to him, he takes it personally and tries his hardest to make me feel even better about myself.
- 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:Doctor Roessler on TMJ Treatment Read Transcript
Helping people with chronic jaw pain … can be several reasons why they have jaw pain. Sometimes it's actually a defect, actually in their joint itself. In that case, we can provide some, a mouth splint, you know, for them to correct that or support the joint. A lot of TMJ and teeth grinding actually causes muscle pain. And in the muscle pain, we treat that in our office a little bit different than just the splint. But it also can involve some moist heat, some antiinflammatories, resting the jaw.
A lot of times, that will relieve the muscle pain. If it does not, we can provide them what's called an anterior deprogrammer, which is a type of splint that actually shuts down the muscles in the back that are firing when they grind their teeth or clench, that's causing the jaw pain. And that helps out a lot of our patients.
Teeth grinding is really destructive to the teeth. And for some people, they do it at night. Some people do it during the day. As far as the looks of their teeth, obviously, if you were wearing your teeth down, they don't look as good as they possibly can. So, what we do here in our office is try to look at what's wearing down the teeth. Are they doing it at night, or they have a diet component to their teeth grinding?
But the most important part is to stop it, addressing the diet issue as well as giving them something. So, if they're doing it unconsciously at night, we can give them an appliance that they wear over their teeth that can prevent the further wear-down of their teeth.
- 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.