Dr. Couret has an extensive background in TMJ treatment near Wicker Park, IL. TMJ, or “temporomandibular joint dysfunction,” is a chronic disorder characterized by pain in your jaw, neck, or face. The specific cause of TMJ can be difficult to determine, but common causes include arthritis, teeth grinding, or jaw injury.
Our skilled TMJ specialist will evaluate the severity of your symptoms and recommend a treatment plan. Often patients get relief from simple changes in lifestyle or by using a custom-fitted nightguard. According to Dr. Couret, wearing a nightguard spreads out the pressure on your vulnerable teeth, preventing them from being worn down, cracked, or otherwise damaged. A customized nightguard also creates a comfortable barrier between your upper and lower teeth, preventing the tooth-to-tooth contact that can cause damage during tooth grinding.
While Dr. Couret believes in always starting with non-invasive methods to treat TMJ, our goal is your complete satisfaction and your best interest is always our highest priority. If your condition worsens or if you need more advanced treatment, Dr. Couret will coordinate your care with a trusted surgical specialist.
If you are experiencing ongoing headaches, neck, face, or jaw pain, make an appointment to see Dr. Couret for a TMJ consultation by calling 773.292.1911 or by clicking here for our online appointment form.
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