Your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are the joints responsible for allowing you to chew, swallow, and speak, and they connect your lower jaw, or mandible, to your skull. When the joints or muscles become sore or painful, they can cause debilitating headaches, difficulties with speech, and problems chewing. If the system of muscles, ligaments, and joints becomes disrupted or painful, you may have temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). For expert TMJ treatment, visit Chicago’s leading dentist, Dr. Ema.
Symptoms of TMJ disorders:
- Jaw pain
- Jaw stiffness
- Locking jaw
- Popping or clicking jaw
- Pain when opening or closing mouth
- Painful chewing
- Inability to line up jaw properly
- Tired facial muscles
Causes of TMJ disorders:
- Jaw alignment
Dr. Ema at Printers Row Dental Studio will perform a thorough examination of your joints and muscles to determine whether you have any popping, difficulties with mobility, or tenderness. If you are diagnosed with TMJ disorder, Dr. Ema will work closely with you to develop a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan centered around treating your pain and treating the root cause of your TMD.
TMD & TMJ treatments:
Reliving your pain from TMD is our primary focus in the course of your treatment.
- Night guards: Night guards can help you avoid clenching or grinding your teeth while you sleep, so your muscles can experience relief from the extra tension of clenching.
- Occlusal splint: An occlusal splint is worn over your teeth like a mouthguard, and has the ability to make changes to your bite, so you can experience relief from your TMJ pain. Unlike other types of mouthguards, occlusal splints are made of acrylic.
- Botox®: We can use Botox® to help treat TMJ pain.
At Printers Row Dental Studio, you don’t need insurance to get the dental care you need at a price you can afford! Our membership program is designed to give you access to customizable dental care without paying for anything you don’t use.
Our Membership plan includes the following benefits:
TWO (2) exams including all x-rays and two preventative cleanings
10% off periodontal scaling & root planing
10% off the standard price of other work (e.g. veneers, implants, bridges, crowns and whitening)
Our VIP Cosmetic plan includes the following benefits:
TWO (2) exams including all x-rays and two cleanings
PLUS one in-office whitening per year
Free tube of whitening gel 2x/year?
10% off all other standard other work (e.g. veneers, implants, bridges, crowns, and whitening)
*If ineligible for whitening, you will receive a $300 credit toward any cosmetic procedure (e.g. veneers, bonding, or Invisalign)
You can upgrade your plan within 30 days by simply paying the difference. If you need to sign up for a VIP Cosmetic Membership Plan or upgrade your current plan, come talk to us today. Your savings are waiting!