Millions of people nationwide suffer from the symptoms of a neuromuscular disorder known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD/TMJ). At Crystal Family Dental Care, Crystal Lake dentist Dr. Preet Sandhu is well-suited to treating patients who are experiencing diminished oral health along with chronic head, back or neck pain because of this condition.
If you live in northern Illinois and need a knowledgeable dentist who treats TMD/TMJ, please contact Crystal Family Dental Care online or by calling (815) 261-1161 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Preet Sandhu. Dr. Sandhu is proud to accept patients from Crystal Lake, McHenry and Cary, Illinois.
TMJ Symptoms That Can Be Silent
It's common for the symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction to be misdiagnosed. Among the many unfortunate characteristics of that is that the root cause of a patients pain and discomfort may go unaddressed over months or even years.
By drawing on neuromuscular dentistry and diagnostics, Dr. Sandhu can pinpoint exactly how your bite alignment or similar neuromuscular activities may be causing a problem. Some of the TMJ symptoms she looks for include:
- Locking jaw or jaw with limited movement
- Unexplained loose teeth
- Worn, chipping or cracked teeth
- Chronic pain or soreness around the jaw joints
- Pain in teeth that seems to move around
- Neck, shoulder or back pain
- Facial pain
- Clicking or popping sounds in the jaw joints
- Numbness in fingers and arms
- Congestion, stuffiness or ringing of the ears
- Uneven bite
- Difficulty in chewing
Treating TMJ Disorders
Dr. Sandhu has trained in neuromuscular dentistry at world-famous LVI Global in Las Vegas, Nevada. This coursework provided her with the most sought-after oral health training in the world, from an institution that has revolutionized the way that dentists approach oral health in general and TMD/TMJ treatment in particular. Dr. Sandhu also is committed to continuing to grow her advanced dentistry skills through ongoing education and professional affiliations.
If you're ready to live without the popping jaws or chronic head and neck pain associated with TMD/TMJ, please contact Crystal Family Dental Care online or by calling (815) 261-1161 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sandhu. Our dentist proudly treats patients from Crystal Lake, McHenry and Cary, Illinois.