TMJ Dentistry in Lake Bluff, IL
TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, it is a hinge which connects your lower jaw to your skull. When this particular joint becomes inflamed, it can cause severe jaw and neck pain, headaches, and other symptoms.
TMJ problems may develop due to different factors such as clenching or grinding of your teeth, trauma or injury to the head, neck, or jaw. This puts excessive amounts of stress on the jaw joint, which can damage or overly stretch the muscle ligaments.
The good news is that Dr. Khan has the skills and advanced knowledge to treat the symptoms of TMJ while identifying the root cause. Whatever the cause, our dental expert is here to help you overcome your jaw pain and have a healthier smile!
The Impact of TMJ
- Sore or stiff jaw muscles
- Frequent headaches, neck aches, and migraines
- Clicking or popping of the jaw
- Pain when eating or yawning
- A misaligned bite
- Pain and swelling around the jaw joint
- Tenderness of the jaw muscles
I highly recommend Lake Bluff Family Dentistry! I have searched for a great dentist for many years now and I can honestly say that Dr. Khan is one of the best and most trustworthy dentists out there.
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Dr. Khan can prescribe medication such as pain relievers or muscle relaxants to help you relieve muscle spasms and joint pain.
- Oral Appliances
These custom-made appliances keep your jaw in its correct position while relieving unnecessary pain and tension, thereby relaxing your muscles. They can also prevent teeth grinding or clenching during your sleep.
- Stress Management Techniques
Self-care and in-office professional care go hand in hand at Lake Bluff Family Dentistry. We ask that you rest your jaw, eat soft foods, apply ice, and perform exercises as a complementary therapy to obtain better results.