An Experienced TMJ Dentist Serving Patients From Romeoville, IL

Get relief from painful TMJ symptoms.

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How TMJ Dentistry Can Boost Your Quality of Life

Are you experiencing jaw pain whenever you chew food, talk, or yawn? Do you hear clicking sounds when you open and close your mouth? These are common symptoms of a temporomandibular disorder (TMD), which refers to a problem with your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. If you’re in the Romeoville, Illinois, area, a short drive to Lakota Dental can put you on track for relief from those common TMJ symptoms as well as others that may include:

• Jaw stiffness when chewing or talking
• Soreness around your ears
• Ringing in your ears (tinnitus)
• Facial swelling
• Dizziness
• Headaches
• Insomnia

The cause of TMDs isn’t always clear, but frequently TMJ symptoms arise after a blow to the jaw. You may also benefit from TMJ treatment if you grind your teeth or clench your jaw when you’re stressed, your jawbone isn’t properly aligned, or you’ve developed arthritis in your jaw joints.

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Why Turn to Lakota Dental for TMJ Treatment?

TMJ dentistry offers an effective way to relieve TMD symptoms, but not all dentists offer the same level of treatment. At Lakota Dental, Dr. Mike Lakota has more than 25 years’ experience in family dentistry. He has also invested over 500 hours in continuing education so he can stay up to date on the latest practices for treatment of TMD and other dental health conditions.

Moreover, if you’re diagnosed with TMD at Lakota Dental, Dr. Lakota will use high-tech digital equipment to analyze your bite and design a comfortable, custom orthotic device to address the specific causes of your TMJ symptoms.

Don’t spend another day in pain! Contact Lakota Dental today to schedule an appointment with our accomplished TMJ dentist. We proudly serve adults and children from the Romeoville area.

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