TMJ/TMD Therapy – Chicago, IL
Say Goodbye to Jaw Pain
When inflammation occurs in your temporomandibular joints (TMJs), it can lead to extensive pain throughout the jaw, head, neck, and other facial structures. This type of extreme discomfort can be debilitating for many, which is why we offer TMJ/TMD therapy in our dental office. Our team can help you achieve relief from the pain while improving your oral function. Call us to schedule a consultation today with one of our dentists.
Why Choose Kushner, Becker & Associates
for Wisdom Teeth Extractions?
- Customized Oral Appliances for Every Patient
- State-of-the-Art Dental Technology for Accurate Results
- Patient-Focused Care From a Compassionate Team of Dentists
What is TMJ/TMD?
TMJ/TMD are acronyms for temporomandibular joints/temporomandibular joint disorder. This is a condition that occurs when a person’s TMJs become inflamed or damaged, causing improper oral functioning that affects the head, neck, and jaw joints. Because the TMJs connect to the base of the skull, it is common for patients to experience severe headaches, a stiff neck, and soreness throughout the shoulders and head.
Occlusal splints are customized oral appliances that patients are required to wear while sleeping. A personalized device helps to shift the jaw forward, allowing facial muscles and joints to relax. Without the continuous pressure, the facial structures can begin to heal, and individuals who suffer from bruxism can finally experience relief from the teeth grinding that occurs and wears down tooth enamel. Over time, the jaw will learn to remain in its new position.