Many of the most common symptoms of TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) occur in and around the joint affected by the disorder. TMJ symptoms can include:
- Clicking or popping when opening or closing the jaw
- Grinding noises when chewing
- Limited jaw mobility or complete lockjaw
- Jaw pain and/or swelling
These symptoms are a fairly clear indication of TMJ and should prompt a call to our office for an immediate neuromuscular dentistry examination.
If you live in the greater Chicagoland area and are suffering from symptoms of TMJ, please contact Chicago Smile Spa or call (773) 348-2704 today to schedule a neuromuscular dental evaluation today.
Other TMJ Symptoms
While many TMJ symptoms occur in and around the jaw, others may not be so obvious. These include:
- Generalized facial pain
- Neck, shoulder, and back aches
- Migraine headaches
- Ear ringing or pain
- Vertigo and dizziness
- Eye pressure or pain
Because these issues may be caused by a variety of systemic issues, TMD is frequently overlooked as a cause. Sadly, this can result in misdiagnosis followed by a number of treatments that may dull pain, but cannot address the underlying issue. Only with the help of a neuromuscular dentist can TMJ/TMD be detected and the proper treatments prescribed.
Why Choose our TMJ Dentist in Chicago
Chicago neuromuscular dentist Dr. Gerilyn Alfe has received substantial training in detecting and treating issues with the jaw joint. In her over 20 years of practice, she has learned to incorporate some of the most advanced dental technology for use in both the detection and treatment of this common disorder, and seeing each of our patients as unique individuals, Dr. Alfe understands that TMJ issues require personalized solutions.
If you live in or around Chicago, Illinois and are looking for a TMJ treatment tailored to address your specific needs, please contact Chicago Smile Spa today to schedule a neuromuscular dentistry examination with Dr. Gerilyn Alfe. Dr. Alfe is proud to serve patients throughout the greater Chicagoland area including Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and surrounding Chicago communities.