TMJ Treatment in Elgin, IL
If you’re suffering from TMJ pain and looking for relief, we can help! TMJ pain is often temporary and can be treated once we find what’s triggering it. Our highly trained team will assess where your pain is stemming from, create a personalized treatment plan to correct it, and get you back to your everyday life in no time. Make your appointment with High Point Family Dentistry today!
What is TMJ Disorder?
Your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, provides you with the ability to speak, chew, and move your jaw. Any malfunction or pain in the jaw area and the facial muscles surrounding it is considered a TMJ disorder. Some common risk factors for TMJ disorders include grinding or clenching your teeth, injury to the jaw, arthritis, and even genetics. We’ll perform a physical exam and utilize digital X-rays to better understand what is flaring your pain.
- Frequent headaches
- Pain in your jaw
- Difficulty chewing
- Stiffness in your shoulders or neck
Treatments for TMJ
The best treatment plan for your jaw pain depends on what is primarily causing it. Treatment methods range from over-the-counter pain relievers to at-home exercises to surgery. One of the most common methods to provide TMJ relief is incorporating a mouthguard into your nightly routine. Wearing a customized mouthguard can reposition your jaw while you sleep and help eliminate pain.
Cost of TMJ Treatment
Treatment costs vary from patient to patient depending on the method of treatment used. During your first visit, we’ll provide you with a full cost breakdown of your treatment plan and go over all of your financial options. We are insurance friendly, offer our in-house High Point Dental Membership Plan, and happily accept third-party financing through CareCredit®. Rest assured, our number one priority is to provide you with relief and get you back to living your life comfortably.