1007 W. Jefferson Street
Shorewood, IL 60404
Near interstates 55 and 80
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southwest of Chicago, IL
Mon-Thurs: 8am - 5pm
Phone: (815) 730-0909
Fax: (815) 730-0955
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Burr Ridge Satellite Office
570 Village Center Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
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Thurs: 2pm - 5pm
Phone: (630) 734-0909
Occasional facial pain and discomfort can be normal. In many cases, it will resolve itself or respond to home remedies such as ice packs, massages and stress reduction.
If the discomfort becomes chronic and debilitating, you might have a condition known as temporomandibular (TMJ) syndrome. TMJ syndrome can often be identified by the sustained presence of symptoms such as jaw pain, bruxism, headaches and earaches.
TMJ syndrome affects the temporomandibular joints, which connect the lower jaw to the bone at the side of the head (the temporal bone). Just a few possible causes of the disorder are tooth or jaw injury, tooth or jaw misalignment, teeth grinding and arthritis. As many as 15 percent of Americans experience TMJ-related pain. It also appears to be more common with women than among men.
The TMJ & Facial Pain Treatment Center focuses on diagnosing and treating TMJ disorders and facial pain for residents of Lemont, IL. We often see patients from Lemont who have been referred by a dentist, physician or specialist.
We also attend to Lemont patients who either self-diagnose TMJ or seek a definitive diagnosis after having visited other healthcare professionals.
Our TMJ treatment for Lemont includes relief from TMJ syndrome’s varying symptoms, including jaw pain, bruxism, headaches and earaches. If you’re struggling with TMJ-related afflictions, we can help you fulfill your pursuit of pain relief.
In treating you, we will perform a current and definitive diagnosis that applies advanced testing procedures such as an extensive head and neck exam, a load test, site-specific imaging of TMJ joints, MRI imaging and Doppler ultrasonic testing for types of joint sounds. These procedures ensure accurate working diagnoses for achieving relief of most TMJ symptoms.
If necessary, The TMJ & Facial Pain Treatment Center will partner with other physicians for the most thorough treatment of your TMJ symptoms. We also concentrate on the differential diagnosis of related disorders for Lemont patients to be treated alone or in a multidisciplinary fashion. Our supporting post-diagnostic specialists include radiologists; ear, nose and throat physicians; neurologists; and physical therapists.
To learn more about our TMJ treatment for Lemont, IL – including relief from TMJ symptoms such as jaw pain and bruxism – please contact our Burr Ridge office at (630) 734-0909 today.