Do you frequently have jaw pain after chewing gum or eating? Does your jaw frequently pop in and out of socket? You might have temporomandibular joint disorder. It’s a condition that gets worse over time and Dr. Ed and the staff at A Lifetime of Smiles is here for Peru residents.

TMJ can become serious over time unless proper steps are taken to help strengthen the jaw hinge. Don’t suffer from jaw pain when we can help you overcome the condition or at the very least alleviate the symptoms.

Peru IL Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

There are many reasons why a person may develop TMJ. Many times people who grow up grinding their teeth can develop the disease. There may be genetic factors that make you susceptible or a jaw injury.

Please keep in mind that just because you’ve had a jaw injury or grind your teeth, it doesn’t mean you’ll develop TMJ. TMJ causes pain in the jaw and muscles that control the movement of the jaw. Often, the pain is temporary but can be intense in untreated.

Taking Care of Peru IL TMJ

The good news is many times TKJ can be treated successfully without surgery. Dr. Ed and his staff can help you develop habits that will lessen the pain or use treatments that can help heal the jaw area.

In extreme cases where other methods have failed, there are surgical options. It’s most often a last resort, but when necessary it can help alleviate the issues and the pain.

Dr. Ed Looks Forward To Helping Peru IL Residents with TMJ

Dr. Ed Monroe is one of the leading dentists in the area for treating TMJ and its symptoms. Dr. Ed and his staff will make sure you understand the issues and the treatments for TMJ.

If you want to learn more or set up an appointment, then please contact us today.