With busy schedules and many responsibilities, many people do not have time to take time off for pain. If you experience pain in your jaw, it is possible that you have Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome.Dr. Morgan, a great dentist in Burr Ridge can help you get the relief you deserve and back to your busy schedule in no time.
What is TMJ?
Temporomandibular joint syndrome, or TMJ can be caused by several factors, but results in pain where the jaw bone connects to the skull in front of the ear. This pain can cause trouble eating or chewing, misalignment of teeth, or inflammation. The pain can be so severe that it may travel down to the neck and shoulder and can cause migraines. Some causes of TMJ could be trauma such as grinding teeth or clenching. Another cause of TMJ could be arthritis whether it be caused from normal aging or degenerative joint disease. Often times the jaw joint can click or pop when moved, and it may even cause the jaw to be locked into a wide position. Your dentist in Burr Ridge, Dr. Morgan can treat TMJ and have you smiling again soon.
How Can My Dentist in Burr Ridge Help Me Get Relief from Pain?
Dr. Morgan has specific TMJ training to bring you relief. Your treatment will be customized to your unique TMJ case. He will create impressions of your teeth to analyze your bite and position of the jaw. Using the impressions, he designs a custom oral appliance. This appliance should be worn at night to reposition your jaw and eliminate pain, clenching and grinding. With the realignment you will feel relief in the head neck and jaw pain.
Call Dr. Morgan today to set up a consultation to find out how we can help you with your spring renewal!