Chicago jaw pain sufferers turn to Dr. John Kelly for expert integrated treatment. A step ahead of other Chicago dentists, your Chicago dentist Dr. Kelly collaborates with various medical professionals to design an effective treatment plan for you.
TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, located on each side of the jaw. It is not a condition, syndrome or disease. TMD (Temporomandibular Dysfunction) is a better way to describe associated dysfunctional symptoms of the TMJ, including jaw pain, headaches, back pain, difficulty chewing or biting, ringing in the ears, ear pain and more.
TMJ Specialist Chicago
When most Chicago jaw pain sufferers come to us, they are concerned about their clicking jaws or perhaps headaches and migraines. After we discuss their symptoms they realize a lot of other unexplained problems may have the same or a related cause. For years, these patients sought help from a variety of health professionals – doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths, massage therapists, and acupuncturists, not knowing that a visit to a Chicago dentist might be the key to jaw pain relief.
TMJ Treatment with Your Chicago Dentist
If the jaw joints are out of harmony with overall dental function, and dysfunctional adaptations have been made to compensate for breathing, then in spite of all the drugs or manipulation techniques you’ve tried, once your teeth bite together, that therapy is undone. Your Chicago dentist Dr. Kelly is uniquely qualified to treat this dysfunction because of education and experience. He has furthered his education over the last 20 years in multiple disciplines of TMJ disorders and works with a network of professionals to help in his process of treatment. Make an appointment today with your Chicago dentist for jaw pain treatment