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TMJ in Elmhurst, IL

If you wake up with pain in your face or jaw, or your jaw aches when you open your mouth wide or chew something tough, you may be a TMJ Syndrome sufferer. Fortunately, the compassionate team at the office of Michael E. Sullivan, DDS, PC, are some of the foremost experts on TMJ in Elmhurst, IL. TMJ is a disorder which causes recurrent pain in a patient's teeth, jaw, and neck. Other symptoms can include chronic headaches, earaches, tooth sensitivity, and persistent clicking or locking of the jaw.

Determining the root cause of your pain is the first step to ensuring proper treatment. We do this by taking multiple x-rays and conducting a detailed examination of your bite, jaw joint, and facial muscles. Once the cause has been determined, we'll help you find a treatment plan that's right for you. Our highly-qualified dentist has undergone extensive specialized training regarding the diagnosis and treatment of bite problems and disorders of the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ.


Benefits of Seeing A Specialized TMD Dentist

TMD, or Temporomandibular Disorder, refers to various conditions which affects facial joints, jaw muscles, as well as facial nerves. This pain may occur when your jaw twists while opening, closing, or making side-motion movements. Patients with TMD frequently experience pain in or around the ear as well. Our TMD Dentist understands what you are going through. Particularly considering the painful and frustrating nature of this disorder, we want you to understand that every aspect of your dental visit is important to our team. In order to facilitate your comfort, we have a number of amenities that are designed to make our office feel like home.

We have fun amenities like flatscreen TVs, blankets, headphones, and pillows in each treatment room. This helps to keep you relaxed, comfortable, and entertained during your dental services. We also have Wi-Fi, refreshments, and prizes in a treasure chest for our youngest patients. With a favorite TV show or cartoon on the screen, your little one will be happy to relax. This is an ideal way to build positive associations with your child's regular dental cleanings, and helps us build a relationship of trust.

Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you by effectively treating your TMJ or TMD pain. We proudly serve patients in Elmhurst, Roselle, Addison, Lombard, and North Lake, Illinois.