Pain Relief (Muscle Relaxation)TMJ doctor in Chicago and Mount Prospect
putting up with the pain is not necessary
Do you have pains that are related to your jaw? You may have already had a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder diagnosed or are still struggling to find relief for pain that could be typically in the neck, back, face, jaw and even in the head (headaches and migraines). These are common symptoms of TMJ problems.
There are many different types of pain and it is important to find out exactly what is causing the pain rather than just find relief for the pain itself. Taking painkillers day after day doesn’t solve the problem.
We believe here at the Meyer Dental group that if you have been suffering from pain that has its ultimate origin in your jaw, then we may be able to provide relief.
How the TMJ causes pain
Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint between your upper and lower jaws. It allows you to open and close your mouth so it is an important joint which has to do a lot of work.
Problems in the TMJ can often surface when you develop a bad bite or malocclusion. The joint is stressed and can transfer its burden onto neighboring areas of the face as well as transmit pain though the trigeminal nerve which passes very close to the joint.
We may be able to relieve pain associated with TMJ disorder by focusing on the causes rather than the symptoms of the pain. When the bite is restored to normal and muscles that have been strained are relaxed then the pressure on the jaw joint is minimized and the pains you have been putting up with should start to go away.
New technology for an old problem
Treatment for TMJ related pain has come a long way over the last two decades. Here at the Meyer Dental Group, we have access to modern instruments that make TMJ treatment more effective.
For instance we use the K7 analytical tool for tracking and mapping just where the jaw misplacement is taking place. This helps to speed up TMJ diagnosis.
We also use a TENS machine to help relax the muscles surrounding the jaw. Mild electrical stimulation has been known to be effective for some time, but the TENS machine goes one step further. It allows muscle relaxation in four parts of the upper body simultaneously – typically the masticatory muscles that are used to talk and chew, as well as nearby neck muscles.
While we don’t just rely on muscle relaxation it does tend to speed up other more important TMJ treatment methods such as the use of an orthotic or splint.
Pain doesn’t have to ruin your life…there is pain relief available
TMJ pain has a clear origin and when all else fails, our dentists can use their expertise to help treat your TMJ problem and the associated pain that has been making your life intolerable.
We believe that putting up with pain is unnecessary in the modern world. Modern technology and up to date treatment methods may help to fix your jaw joint and rid you of unnecessary pain.
Make a visit to Meyer Dental Group today and we will show you what our expertise and commitment to your care looks like in action, when you see us practicing what we preach.