TMJ Treatment Stop Your Teeth From Causing Pain!
  • Protect your smile from teeth grinding
  • End jaw pain & tenderness with a mouthguard
  • Trust a dentist with 30+ years of experience

Avoid Dental Damage With TMJ Treatment in Chicago

Stats Image More than 10 million people in the U.S. have TMJ disorder. Source.
A problem with your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) impacts your day-to-day life. You can’t chew food without making popping or clicking sounds. You wake up regularly with jaw pain due to nightly teeth grinding. That’s why you need TMJ treatment in Chicago. With our help, you can:

  • Enjoy a meal without feeling self-conscious
  • Wake up without chronic pain
  • Sleep through the night without clenching or grinding your teeth
  • Improve your oral health by avoiding dental damage
  • Find a solution that easily becomes part of your overall stress management

Call 872-204-0824 for an appointment. We’re located in the Wrigley Building on the Magnificent Mile.

Treat Your TMJ Problem With a Simple Oral Appliance

Your TMJ joints are on either side of your jaw. When these joints become inflamed, it can trigger a TMJ disorder. It can cause you to clench or grind your teeth and experience other painful symptoms. At Smile Chicago, we offer treatment methods that will give you much-needed relief. We can create a custom-made oral appliance to relieve your TMJ pain and protect your teeth from further damage.

Depending on what’s ideal for you, we may recommend:

  • Bruxism Bite Guards – A bite guard acts like a cushion between your teeth. It relieves the pressure of grinding and clenching. You also avoid damaging your tooth enamel by cracking or chipping a tooth.
  • TMJ Orthotics – This splint corrects the alignment of your jaw. You’ll notice almost immediate relief from wearing this device. Your dentist will discuss how long you must wear your orthotics for the most effective relief.

In addition, we may also recommend clear aligner orthodontics to correct your bite. Misaligned or crooked teeth can often lead to a TMJ problem. Your dentist will also repair any damaged teeth caused by your grinding or clenching.

Call 872-204-0824 for TMJ treatment in Chicago. You can also request an appointment online.

Common Questions About TMJ Treatment / Teeth Grinding

Does TMJ treatment work?

TMJ treatment has helped many patients once again enjoy everyday activities like talking, eating, and laughing without pain. The key to successful TMJ therapy is finding a treatment method that works best for you. We offer several different ways to treat TMJ pain, including a custom mouthguard, orthotic appliance, restorations, and clear aligners. We’ll determine which one will work best for you.

How long does TMJ treatment take?

There is no standard length for TMJ treatment. It depends on many factors, including the severity of your symptoms. Since a mouthguard not only relieves TMJ pain but also prevents damage to teeth caused by grinding, many patients make it a permanent addition to their bedtime routine.

What are the signs of a TMJ disorder?

Signs of a TMJ disorder may include jaw pain, clicking or popping sounds when chewing, difficulty opening the mouth completely, facial pain, headaches, and ear pain or ringing. Some people may also experience neck and shoulder pain or toothaches unrelated to dental problems. Also, your jaw may feel locked or stuck. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to visit our practice for help.

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