In many cases, they will dissipate over time. They may also respond to home remedies and appropriate medicines. If however they persist, you might be suffering from a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Millions of Americans now suffer from TMJ-related pain and its symptoms.
TMJ disorders affect the temporomandibular joints, which connect the lower jaw (mandible) and the bone on the side of the head (temporal bone). Because of their movement, structure and tissues, they are among the body’s most complicated joints. Aggravation or inflammation of these areas can result in acute discomfort.
Just a few common contributors to TMJ disorders can be tooth or jaw injury, tooth or jaw misalignment, teeth grinding, gum chewing and arthritis.
Darien, IL – TMJ Symptoms and Treatment
Serving Darien from our Burr Ridge office, The TMJ & Facial Pain Treatment Center focuses on diagnosing and treating TMJ disorders and facial pain. We often see Darien patients who have been referred by a dentist, physician or specialist. We also attend to those who either self-diagnose TMJ or seek a definitive diagnosis after having visited other healthcare professionals.
Our TMJ treatment for Darien patients includes relief from common symptoms such as jaw pain, bruxism, headaches and earaches. If the discomfort of a TMJ disorder is becoming an issue for you, we are ready to help you fulfill your quest for pain relief.
To achieve a current and definitive diagnosis, we apply advanced testing procedures such as a load test, an extensive head and neck exam, site-specific imaging of temporomandibular joints and Doppler ultrasonic testing for types of joint sounds. These ensure accurate working diagnoses that help alleviate most TMJ symptoms.
Darien, IL – Multi-Disciplined Treatment of Related Disorders
When necessary, The TMJ & Facial Pain Treatment Center teams with other physicians for complete and lasting treatment for our Darien patients. We also concentrate on the differential diagnosis of related disorders for Darien patients to be treated either alone or in a multidisciplinary fashion.
If needed after a diagnosis, we will partner with radiologists; ear, nose and throat physicians; neurologists; and physical therapists to assist in your relief from pain.
To learn more about our TMJ treatment for Darien, IL – including relief from TMJ symptoms such as jaw pain and bruxism – please contact our Burr Ridge office at (630) 734-0909 today.