- In This Section
- TMJ Disorder Treatment
- Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction Syndrome
- Choosing a TMJ Disorder Specialist
- TMJ Disorder FAQ
In Gurnee, Illinois
Serving the Chicago metro area
When you have a specific medical condition it only makes sense to seek help from a doctor who specializes in its treatment. Such is the case withTMJ disorder, a neuromuscular dentistry issue that deserves treatment from a dentist who has trained in that particular specialty.
A Complex System
80 percent of the bodily sensations that are sent to your brain come from nerves in your cranium. Of these, the trigeminal nerve, which runs through you jaw, is the largest. The trigeminal nerve is but one part of an incredibly complex system responsible for both the proper function and comfort of your jaw.
When even one component part is not functioning properly you may experience symptoms including:
- Clicking or popping in the jaw
- Jaw pain
- TMJ headaches
- Neck and back pain
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, a neuromuscular dentist can use advanced tools to diagnose the issue, determine the cause of your TMJ, and customize a treatment plan that restores comfort and function to your bite.
I began working with Dr. Shapira several months ago regarding a case of debilitating TMJ. He uses innovative technology to measure jaw movement, ensuring that his splint treatment is precise. He also works with patients to help them understand and treat the muscular component of TMJ (something not offered by the four previous dentists I had seen for my condition).
Why Choose Us
Dr. Ira Shapira and Dr. Mark Amidei both received their neuromuscular dentistry training at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Our dentists use the most advanced diagnostic tools to track jaw movement and identify the cause of TMJ. Once your TMJ has been detected, our dentists apply their decades of experience to create a TMJ treatment option tailored to meet your specific needs.
Choosing a specialist for your TMJ treatment is the best way to get the long-term relief you deserve. We have helped thousands of people throughout the Chicago area find freedom from the discomforts of this common disorder. If you are suffering from any TMJ symptoms, we would be happy to help you determine their cause and find the most effective solution for you.
If you are looking for a TMJ specialist in Chicago, Gurnee, or surrounding areas of Illinois, please contact Delany Dental Care to schedule a neuromuscular dentistry consultation today.