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TMJ – Jaw Pain

About TMJ and Jaw Pain

About TMJ and Jaw Pain


Finding Relief from Jaw Pain and TMJ

That chronic jaw pain you feel that just doesn’t seem to go away could be indicative of a problem with your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. When your jaw or bite has lost its proper alignment, the results are often painful and can include a constant aching feeling or pain when eating, yawning or even smiling. At Brett Blacher DDS in Lombard, Illinois, our high quality TMJ services can help you find quick and effective pain relief, so you can enjoy life again free of pain.

TMJ Disorder Symptoms

Temporomandibular jaw disorder, or TMD, affects over 40 million Americans a year and can interfere with the way you would usually bite, chew, and even smile. If your jaw locks, strays to one side or causes you pain, make an appointment with Dr. Blacher to form a detailed medical and dental assessment and examine problem areas contributing to your pain. Before your first appointment ask yourself if any of the following TMD symptoms are affecting you:

  • Clicking, popping, or grating sounds when opening or closing the mouth
  • Muscle spasms or facial stiffness
  • Pain that radiates in and around the ear, cheek, and temple areas
  • Difficulty or pain when opening the mouth
  • Headaches, migraines, or neck aches
  • Tenderness in the jaw or sensitive teeth with no other dental cause
  • Change in your bite, or the way your teeth rest together

What Causes TMJ Pain?

Symptoms You Might Feel


Symptoms of TMD can begin painlessly but often grows into a chronic pain that worsens if left untreated. Some causes of TMD are as follows: grinding or clenching teeth while asleep, jaw injury resulting from an accident or surgery, arthritis and inflammation in the jaw, and teeth that have become misaligned.

Help With Your Lombard Dentist


You can minimize the symptoms of jaw pain and TMJ at home by refraining from chewing gum or massaging the jaw muscles for temporary relief. But when chronic pain or discomfort becomes too much, schedule an appointment with Dr. Blacher to find relief from pain and restore your healthy bite and smile.

At your appointment with Dr. Blacher we’ll conduct a gentle and comprehensive exam of your current dental health situation and medical history to design a personalized treatment plan with your comfort and health in mind.

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Our Modern Services


Whether your TMJ pain is a result of an accident or poor alignment, Dr. Blacher can help you find a treatment plan that works best for you. Our custom made non-invasive mouth guards can help soothe your teeth grinding or clenching at night and our orthodontic treatment can gently encourage the repositioning of your teeth into a more comfortable position. To find an effective way to alleviate jaw pain consult Dr. Brett Blacher DDS for quality treatment from a dentist you can trust.

Using the gentle and conservative treatments practiced only by a reliable and experienced dentistry, our dental team in Lombard can help you smile effortlessly again.

Our Services

“We provide the most conservative treatments possible to fix your dental problem and provide the best long term solution for your dental health and smile.”

At Brett Blacher DDS, dentistry isn’t just about repairing teeth--it’s about improving the long term health of every patient through care that is personal to each client. We talk to each patient as a person first, understanding their specific needs and helping them achieve a level of health they never thought was possible before, so they can enjoy their smiles for years to come with a dentist they can trust.

Dr. Brett Blacher

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American Dental Association
Commission on Dental Accreditation

Give us a call Today.

From easing toothaches while they’re small, to giving you a call to check in after your smile makeover, your health is in good hands when you make an appointment at Brett Blacher DDS by calling 630-916-0701.