TMJ/TMD

Dentist in North Barrington

What is “TMD”?

TMD, or temporomandibular dysfunction, is a group of maladies that affect the temporomandibular joint as well as the associated muscles of the jaw, face and neck. Problems with your jaw joint can produce many symptoms that do not appear to be related to the joint including, but not limited to: headaches, clicking jaw joints, shoulder and face pain.

Dr. Debora Klein has over 30 years of experience in treating TMJ, jaw pain, headaches and craniofacial Pain.

What are the symptoms?
The symptoms of TMD can include one or more of the following:

  • Headaches over the eye, in the temples, behind the eyes and at the base of the skull
  • Generalized face pain as well as more specific pain directly in front of the ears
  • Ear symptoms including ringing, buzzing, congestion and pain
  • Clicking or grating noises of the joint, as well as neck and shoulder pain
  • Locking or pain in the joint itself
  • Grinding your teeth at night and worn down teeth
  • Your teeth not touching when you bite down

Commonly misdiagnosed or overlooked misalignment in the Temporomandibular joints can be a common significant source of head and neck pain. If you have frequent and severe head or neck pain, consult our doctor for more information about her life-changing approach to correcting these TMJ problems.

TMD is generally a medical problem, not a dental problem. With the proper diagnosis and a letter of medical necessity, we have excellent results getting the cost of treatment for headaches, neck pain or face pain covered by your medical insurance.

Dr. Klein has extensive training in treating all symptoms of TMD, including thousands of hours of education. She is a diplomate of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and also the American Board of Craniofacial Pain. (http://www.aacfp.org/)

 

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What Our Patients Are Saying:

“I choose Dr. Debora Klein for my patients because of her extraordinary ability to diagnose and treat craniofacial pain with an integrative approach.”

Bernadette Goheen Kohn, D.O.,
Neuromuscular Medicine Board Certified, McHenry

 

“When I came to Dr. Klein, I was having regular headaches that would stop my day. I’d take all kinds of medicines, herbal and otherwise, hoping to stop the pain. Within a few visits, I had stopped needing these medicines, and my pain has all but vanished. The increase to my quality of life cannot begin to be described, and I thank Dr. Klein and her staff so much for their commitment to my care.”

Betsy J.
Naperville, IL

 

Eliminate Jaw Pain and Headaches!

TMJ connects the lower jaw to the skull and is an important joint that causes disorders for millions. Using the most advanced treatments available, our practice can help relieve:

  • Jaw, neck and shoulder pain
  • Facial swelling
  • Pain or ringing in your ears
  • Headaches and nausea

If you feel you may have TMD/TMJ related issues, contact us. It’s a great way to meet our caring team and doctors.