Have you been experiencing chronic facial or jaw pain? At Hinsdale Family Dental, our Hinsdale dentist is highly skilled and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of dental issues. From toothaches, jaw pain, and TMJ, to the advanced rehabilitation of damaged teeth, Dr. David Ingallinera makes use of the most sophisticated dental technology and techniques to provide his patients with the best that modern dentistry has to offer. With over 20 years of experience in the field, you can depend on Dr. Ingallinera when you need it most. Offering his support throughout every stage of your oral care experience, you can trust our dentist to keep you well-informed, and take the time to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your treatment.
If you’ve been suffering from chronic jaw or facial pain, it may be possible that have a TMJ disorder. The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is the joint which hinges your jawbone to the rest of your skull. As you eat, speak, or chew, this hinge is cushioned by a small disc, which prevents the bones from grating together. In cases of improper jaw alignment or malocclusions (misaligned teeth), the imbalance can affect the entire complex of surrounding bone, muscle, and joints, putting undue strain on the TMJ. TMJ disorders can also be caused by bruxism, a chronic condition wherein patients clench or grind their teeth, usually during sleep. Like the case of improper bite or jaw alignment, increased muscle tension caused by bruxism can lead to undue strain on the TMJ, and ultimately a painful TMJ disorder. Fortunately, your Hinsdale dentist can provide you with relief. Depending on the source of your TMJ disorder, treatments can vary widely.
If you’ve been experiencing chronic jaw or facial pain, it’s important that you meet with your Hinsdale dentist to have the underlying cause professionally determined. Your treatment might be as simple as wearing a set of protective nightguards while you sleep! For the careful and precise diagnosis and treatment of your oral pain, make Hinsdale Family Dental your destination. To schedule your next visit, call our office today!