Are you experiencing jaw pain, headaches or clicking sounds when you open your mouth? If so, you may be dealing with Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) issues. At our dental practice, we offer comprehensive and personalized TMJ treatment in Wheaton, Illinois, to bring you relief from these discomforts.

What is TMJ?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) acts like a hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. TMJ disorders occur when this joint and the surrounding muscles experience dysfunction, leading to a range of symptoms that can impact your daily life.

Common TMJ Symptoms Include:

  • Jaw pain or tenderness
  • Clicking or popping sounds in the jaw
  • Difficulty in opening or closing the mouth
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Earaches or ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Facial pain or discomfort
  • Limited jaw mobility
  • Muscle stiffness in the jaw and neck
  • Pain while chewing or talking

Dr. Rebecca Hausten is dedicated to addressing your TMJ concerns with advanced and effective solutions. Through state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, we thoroughly examine the root cause of your TMJ issues and develop a personalized treatment plan to alleviate your symptoms and enhance your overall oral health.

Possible Causes of TMJ Disorders:

  • Misalignment of the jaw or teeth
  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Arthritis in the jaw joint
  • Trauma or injury to the jaw
  • Stress and tension affecting the jaw muscles
  • Genetics or hereditary factors

Solutions For TMJ

Our comprehensive TMJ treatment options may include therapeutic exercise, lifestyle modifications and custom-fit oral appliances, among other treatments. Our dentist and team will work with you to find the solution best matched to your needs.

Ready to bid farewell to TMJ discomfort? Contact us at 630-653-3440 to schedule a consultation at our office. We are here to provide compassionate care and effective relief and invite you to ask questions during your visit with us.