We love seeing our patients happy and comfortable. Unfortunately, many people live with painful symptoms such as migraine headaches, popping in the jaw, and muscle tension. These symptoms, along with many others, are commonly associated with disorders of the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ), and The Chicago Center for Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry can help!
TMJ disorders occur when the joints in the jaw aren’t aligned correctly. These are the joints that allow for everyday jaw movements, including chewing and speaking. When the TMJ joints come out of alignment, it can result in a slew of often debilitating symptoms, including:
- Persistent or migraine headaches
- Clicking or popping in the jaw
- Pain or difficulty chewing
- Muscle tension in the shoulders, neck, or face
- Ringing in the ears
- Dizziness and fatigue
Exceptional TMJ Treatment in Barrington, IL
Dr. Jackson will begin diagnosing your TMJ by first determining whether your joints or muscles are the cause of your disorder. If it’s a joint problem, such as arthritis or degenerative joint disorder, he’ll refer you to a specialist with whom he works closely for treatment. If your condition is related to your muscles, he will work to determine a course of treatment best suited for the severity of your case.
To treat TMJ Disorder, Dr. Jackson may recommend:
- Orthotic therapy
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Habit modification
- Physical therapy
- Cryo therapy
- Restorative dental treatment for bite modification
Many patients with TMJ disorder have lived a majority of their lives not knowing why they experience the painful symptoms they do. For us, nothing is more rewarding than helping these patients find relief – it can be a life-altering and emotional experience!
If you experience the symptoms mentioned above, call our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jackson today!