TMJ Chicago, IL
We can relieve discomfort and diagnose problems, helping you create a treatment plan for jaw misalignment known as TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) dysfunction. Some signs and symptoms of this disorder are obvious, and some are less obvious. If you are experiencing jaw pain, facial pain, or any unusual facial discomfort, our team at Medhat Dental Excellence and Artistic Smiles Family Dental Care has experience diagnosing and treating issues that affect the alignment of your jaw and temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
Dr. Medhat can meet with you, perform a full examination of your jaw, your bite, and evaluate your alignment. We will examine your TMJ for any irregularities while conducting a comprehensive exam. For some patients, this process may take multiple examinations to observe changes. Together, we will seek to detect signs that may indicate temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) or other possibilities to relieve your discomfort.
What is the Temporomandibular Joint?
A long and complicated sounding name, the TMJ is the joint in your jaw that allows for movement. This joint moves both up and down and side to side, allowing you to chew foods, speak and breathe. When a patient has a proper bite, this joint can harmoniously function. If the patient has a bad bite or has had a traumatic injury, this joint can be out of alignment and then does not perform properly. The symptoms can range from small and barely noticeable to severe and highly uncomfortable or even painful. The condition can range, and so can the symptoms and how the symptoms are perceived.
Having normal TMJ function is essential for proper use. When the joint is misaligned, the patient can experience symptoms that they may not even recognize as being related. Some common symptoms that patients may have included:
How is TMJ Dysfunction Treated?
TMJ dysfunction treatment begins with a consultation and examination with Dr. Medhat. Your treatment plan will be customized to your specific needs. Some of the more common treatment methods include:
Dr. Medhat has extensive experience in helping to reduce and eliminate the discomfort or pain that comes from TMJ dysfunction. We would love to meet with you and help you perfect your smile. We will work closely with you to determine the treatment plan that is most ideally suited to your individual needs. Treatment begins with contacting our front office to schedule an appointment. (773) 774-4611 North Milwaukee Ave Location
(312) 726-5204 North Wabash Location
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