TMJ Treatment

Suffering from chronic facial and neck pain as well as recurring headaches? Talk to Dr. Mathes for TMJ relief.

What Is TMJ?

A older gentleman who has constant headaches and is in need of TMJ treatment
Also known as the temporomandibular joint, your TMJ connects your lower jawbone to your skull. While small, it has a significant impact on your everyday routine, including speaking, chewing, swallowing, and yawning. If you’re experiencing pain in these joints, you can experience unpleasant symptoms. Should you notice any of these symptoms, Dr. Mathes can help relieve your TMJ pain.

Symptoms can include:

  • Pain in the jaw area
  • Pain, ringing, or stuffiness in the ears
  • Frequent headaches or neck aches
  • Clicking or popping sound when the jaw moves
  • Swelling on the sides of the face
  • Muscle spasms in the jaw area
  • A change in the alignment of top and bottom teeth
  • Locked jaw or limited opening of the mouth

At-Home TMJ Relief

There are a few simple steps you can take to prevent TMD from becoming more severe.

Relax Your Face
Avoid Teeth Grinding
Avoid Chewing Hard Foods
Chew Evenly
Maintain Good Posture
Don’t Rest Your Chin On Your Hand

I feel like I've developed great friendships with everyone from the front desk, to my hygienist, to Dr. Mathes and every visit is such a great experience for me personally because of how great they all are and how they treat me as a patient.

Nick S., Actual Patient

Suffering From Chronic Headaches?

Call or send us a message and let’s get you out of pain.

We’re happy to serve the state of Illinois:
  • Peoria, IL
  • Bartonville, IL
  • Chillicothe, IL
  • Dunlap, IL