TMJ Treatment Westmont, IL

The temporomandibular (TMJ) joint connects the lower jaw (the mandible) to the bone at the side of the head (the temporal bone). It creates complex movements that allow you to perform such vital functions as talking, chewing and yawning.

Woman smilingCommonly referred to as TMJ syndrome, temporomandibular joint disorders are a group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles controlling jaw movement. If the TMJ joint is stressed or not moving smoothly, the resulting discomfort can be significant. Symptoms can include, among others, chronic headaches, earaches, jaw pain and bruxism. Millions of Americans suffer from TMJ syndrome. The good news is that it is a treatable ailment.

For many people, TMJ symptoms seem to start with no obvious reason. In many cases, discomfort from TMJ disorders will fade on its own or dissipate from simple self-care. If symptoms persist, they should receive a proper and accurate diagnosis.

The TMJ & Facial Pain Treatment Center focuses on TMJ and facial pain diagnosis and treatment for Westmont, IL. As our patient, you gain the resources to understand and treat your condition so you can be pain free.

Treating TMJ-Related Headaches, Earaches, Bruxism, Jaw Pain – Westmont, IL

Headaches, earaches, bruxism and jaw pain are just a few of the most common symptoms of TMJ syndrome. Our TMJ treatment for patients from Westmont includes elaborate testing procedures such as an extensive head and neck exam, Doppler ultrasonic testing for joint sounds, MRI imaging and site-specific imaging of temporomandibular joints.

If you live in Westmont and are experiencing chronic TMJ symptoms, we can help you fulfill your quest for pain relief. Find out more by calling our Burr Ridge office at (630) 734-0909.

Treatment of Related Disorders through Multiple Disciplines – Westmont, IL

Our treatment for Westmont also includes the differential diagnosis of TMJ-related disorders for patients to be treated alone or in a multidisciplinary fashion. We plan treatment without trial and error by incorporating a medical model. If a diagnosis calls for additional specialization, we work in tandem with other physicians for the most effective results.

If you have TMJ-related symptoms such as headaches, earaches, bruxism or jaw pain and require further support, we will partner with radiologists; neurologists; physical therapists; and ear, nose and throat physicians to help you return to comfort. Most symptoms will be alleviated after treatment.

Our promise to you is to either diagnose you or refer you to the appropriate specialist. Contact us at (630) 734-0909 for more information about our TMJ treatment for Westmont, IL.