TMJ Treatment Arlington Heights

Helping You Experience Relief from Jaw Pain

Woman holding her jaw in pain before T M J treatment in Arlington Heights

Living with chronic jaw pain can cause you to feel helpless when trying to eat, speak, and even smile. The pressure and tension placed on the jaw joints often lead to frequent headaches and soreness throughout the head, neck, and face. With TMJ treatment in Arlington Heights at Costello & DeHart Dental Excellence, though, our team can provide safe and effective solutions that will help you experience relief from the pain and enjoy a better quality of life. Contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our esteemed dental professionals.


Why Choose Costello & DeHart Dental Excellence for TMJ Treatment?

  • Effective Solutions Designed to Target Jaw Pain
  • Patients’ Needs Are Met Every Time
  • Convenient Office Hours for Busy Individuals

Signs You Have a TMJ Problem

Man holding his temples in pain

The most common sign that there is a problem with your TMJs is pain. Naturally, when attempting to eat or speak, you’ll feel extreme discomfort, but this is not the only symptom associated with TMJ. You might also experience:

  • Clicking and popping of the jaw
  • Difficulty opening and closing the mouth
  • Frequent headaches
  • Pain throughout the head, neck, and face
  • Lockjaw
  • Changes in your bite
  • Fatigued jaw

Equilibration/Occlusal Adjustments

Person pointing to jaw joints on model of skull

When your bite is the reason for your jaw pain, we can recommend equilibration and/or occlusal adjustment. This process involves altering one or more teeth to create a more even bite force, allowing for your mouth and jaw joints to move more fluidly. As a result, pressure will be taken off the joints so that you can experience less pain and improve oral function.

Occlusal Splints

Hand holding off white occlusal splint tray

If you grind your teeth at night (bruxism), and it is causing pain to form throughout your jaw, we can craft an occlusal splint. This unique device is custom-made to fit comfortably inside the mouth but also relieves any unnecessary pressure from the jaw joints. Instead of clenching throughout the night, the splint will absorb the tension, helping to create a more pain-free morning and night.


Close up of man receiving Botox injection in his jaw

Another successful TMJ solution is BOTOX. Often used in combination with an occlusal splint, these regular injections help to temporarily freeze the area surrounding the jaw joints so that the TMJs experience relief from any pain. Depending on the severity of your jaw discomfort, we can develop a plan that ensures continuous relief.