TMJ/TMD Treatment

Unique Smiles Dentistry

TMD/TMJ Treatment for McHenry Patients

Unique Smiles Dentistry is proud to offer individualized and comprehensive care for TMJ patients in McHenry. If you’ve been experiencing headaches, teeth grinding, facial pain, jaw problems, or unexplained back problems, it’s possible that you may have TMD. TMJ Disorder, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is a condition that results from the dysfunction of the jaw joints and chewing system. It can affect numerous aspects of one’s health and quality of life, including your dental comfort, sleep quality, diet, and ability to carry out your normal routine and everyday activities.

What Causes TMJ Disorder?

There is not one specific cause of TMD. Rather, it can be caused by any number of factors that affect the TMJs (jaw joints) and chewing system. Some of the most common causes include, but are not limited to:
• Malocclusion, or a misaligned bite
• Muscle tension and overexertion
• Displacement of the jaw joint
• Dental trauma

TMJ Symptoms
Individuals who suffer from TMJ are troubled by a range of symptoms, varying from mild to severe. Patients commonly report experiencing:

• Clicking or popping noises in the jaw
• Pain in the mouth, jaw, or face
• Ear pain or headaches
• Locking of the jaw
• Sleep issues
• Grinding or clenching of the teeth

Individualized, Patient-Focused TMD Treatment

We use a customized approach to treating TMD, focusing on the unique needs of each individual patient. First, Dr. Williams will conduct a CBCT scan to identify atrophied or affected TMJs. This allows us to adjust our patients’ treatment plans accordingly. Next, Dr. Williams will prescribe treatments for stabilizing the jaw joints and correcting the patient’s bite, such as Invisalign, bite splint therapy, and occlusal equilibration.

Dr. Deepa Williams, DDS is skilled in treating occlusal-related TMD. Her background in Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry gives her the ability to accurately identify bite problems and implement customized treatment plans that yield lasting results. We have helped numerous patients recover from TMD and lead better, healthier lives that are free of pain and discomfort. Let us help you obtain relief from your TMJ symptoms and journey towards wellness!

Patient Testimonial

You will enjoy having her as your dentist. She is very professional yet personable and truly cares for her patients. We are sad to see her leave our area and wish she wasn’t so far away. Debbie Apel

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We provide General & Family Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, including Smile Makeovers, Teeth Whitening, Porcelain Veneers, Invisalign, Dental Implants, Root Canal Therapy, Periodontal Care, Crowns, Bridges, and Dentures, TMJ/TMD Therapy & Senior Dentistry.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you are looking for the best dentist in the McHenry area, we would love to help! Dr. Deepa Williams, DDS has been involved in Dentistry since 2007 and has an extensive background in Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. Our team has helped countless patients regain control of their dental health and live healthier, more comfortable lives. Please contact our office at (815) 385-0777 to schedule an appointment. We serve many patients from McHenry, Crystal Lake, Woodstock, Spring Grove, Richmond, Genoa City, Twin Lakes, Wonder Lake, Island Lake, Johnsburg, Ringwood, Volo, Fox Lake, Lakemoor, Holiday Hills, Round Lake, Round Lake Park, Round Lake Beach, Geneva Lake, and surrounding areas. We look forward to meeting you soon!