Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJ for short, is a chronic disorder that causes pain in the jaw and neck. The specific cause of TMJ can be hard to nail down. Factors like arthritis, bruxism, and jaw injury are just a few of the known causes of the condition. The treatments available depend greatly on the overall severity of the problem. Dr. Emilio Couret may suggest a variety of individual treatments, or a combination of several different treatments simultaneously.
Dr. Couret is a highly-skilled evaluator who can oftentimes suggest lifestyle changes that may help, or a host of other tried-and-true methods of relieving the symptoms. Night guards are often an inexpensive way to combat the harmful effects of this disorder, but if the patient’s symptoms are too severe then surgery may be the only viable alternative. In these cases, Dr. Emilio Couret will refer the patient to a trusted specialist who will perform the necessary operation. The complete satisfaction of our patients is our goal at Dente Complete Dentistry, and you can rest assured your best interests are always our highest priority.
Dente Complete Dentistry is proud to offer a full range of general and family dentistry services for you and your entire family. The health and well-being of our patients and community is the mission of our dentist and staff, and we do everything we can to give our patients the up-most in dental care to improve their overall quality of life. Some of the general and family dentistry services we offer include:
- General & Family Dentistry
If you would like details regarding TMJ in the Chicago, Illinois area feel free to contact our office at (773) 292-1911. We are waiting to assist you today!