Are you experiencing jaw pain? This could be linked to your temporomandibular joint. While TMJ disorders are common and often easy to treat, it’s important to get them checked by a medical professional. Over time, untreated TMJ disorders can lead to permanent hearing loss.

Learn more about the symptoms of TMJ, and what to do if you think you might have it.

TMD Symptoms

The following symptoms may indicate that you’re experiencing TMD:

  • Jaw pain
  • A clicking sound when you open or close your mouth
  • Jaw locking
  • Difficulty eating

If you believe you have TMD, we’ll examine you to determine the source of the issue and prescribe treatment. It’s especially important to visit a medical professional if you have TMD risk factors, such as:

TMJ Treatment

There are several treatment methods for TMD, including medication, physical therapy, and oral appliances. We’ll discuss the potential solutions with you and refer you to a specialist if necessary.

Many cases of TMJ disorders are temporary, and in these situations our main goal is to provide relief for any discomfort you’re experiencing. For more severe conditions, we also want to realign the jaw to resolve the issue.

Need TMJ Treatment in Illinois?

Smalltown Dental has nine locations in Illinois. We combine state-of-the-art technology with a small-town touch because we want patients to rest easy while getting the dental care they need.

Please contact us whether you have questions you’d like us to answer or you’re ready to book your appointment. We’re always happy to help people take care of their oral health.

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