Northbrook, Illinois – Northbrook Court Dental Associates (http://www.northbrookcourtdental.com) announced a treatment program for temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD), also known as TMJ. The painful physical condition is caused by deteriorating jaw joints and can lead to tooth loss if not corrected.
“We have successfully treated many cases of TMD with a conservative approach that focuses on identifying and eliminating the source of the problem. and we have software called Bite FX that helps to explain and demonstrate the problem,” says Dr. Michael Vold, D.D.S., Northbrook dentist and founder of Northbrook Court Dental Associates. Dr. Vold has undergone extensive TMD training and education, and is highly skilled in diagnosing and treating TMD cases.
TMD is typically caused by the misalignment of teeth, which can result from various health issues such as arthritis, as well as auto accidents and stress-related tooth grinding. The condition affects the jaw bone as well as nearby muscles, tendons, ligaments and tissues.
Symptoms of TMD/TMJ include headaches, ringing in the ears, breathing difficulties and facial swelling, as well as neck, shoulder and head pain.
Northbrook Court Dental Associates’ TMD treatment program begins with a thorough examination of the patient’s jaw bone and any areas where the patient is experiencing pain or discomfort. Jaw movement is closely analyzed to determine the source of the problem.
Methods used by the clinic to correct TMD include bit adjustments, orthodontics, bite appliances and crowns. Patients are also given instructions for at-home care that can involve changes in diet and the use of hot and cold packs to reduce swelling.
“Our staff works closely with patients suffering from TMD to ensure the underlying cause of the condition is thoroughly addressed,” says Dr. Vold. For more information on Northbrook Court Dental Associates’ TMD/TMJ treatment program, visit the Northbrook dental clinic’s website or call the office today at 847-272-2900.
Dr. Michael Vold has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin (1963), a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Northwestern University Dental School (1967) and a Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law (1980). He served as a dentist in the U.S. Air Force and taught as an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry. Dr. Vold is a member of the American Dental Association and Illinois State Dental Society, as well as a recipient of numerous professional honors and awards.