CHICAGO, IL - Many patients in Chicago experience facial pain, but do not realize that their dental health might be the culprit. Dr. Harvey Mahler of Lake Shore Dental works with his patients to help them find the source of their pain, whether it is facial pain or jaw pain. During a routine examination or cleaning, Dr. Mahler has the ability to detect oral symptoms of stress, such as jaw pain, bruxism, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, mouth sores and gum disease.
"Patients who suffer from frequent earaches, headaches or jaw pain might be convinced their pain is due to an overall health issue. However, these symptoms can often be linked to oral health conditions, such as TMJ disorders," shared Dr. Harvey Mahler of patients in Chicago experiencing facial pain or jaw pain.
A TMJ disorder (TMD) is caused from misalignment of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that is just below the ear. The TMJ is the joint connecting the lower jaw to the skull, and works in conjunction with a series of muscles, bones and ligaments that allow a person to move the mouth to chew, speak, yawn and swallow. TMD occurs when all or part of these muscles and ligaments don't work in harmony with each other. In other words, patients in Chicago with TMJ disorders will experience a joint that does not function normally.
Today, TMD is frequently misdiagnosed and not fully understood by most professionals. However, as a dentist on Lake Shore Dr. Harvey Mahler completes continuing education to proper diagnose and treat this condition at Lake Shore Dental. Sufferers of TMD also complain of a variety of symptoms such as pain in their back, neck, and jaw, as well as headaches, dizziness and overall tension.
The pain associated with TMJ disorders in Chicago and other locations is often caused by damage or misalignment of the cartilage that cushions the temporomandibular joint. When working properly, the joint's cartilage allows the TMJ to move smoothly. When there is damage, however, pain is the result.
When TMJ pain persists for patients in Chicago, Dr. Harvey Mahler will properly assess the condition. Many times TMJ pain is the result of malocclusion, or a "bad bite." Dr. Mahler will discuss possible causes and treatment options to put an end to a patient's jaw pain in Chicago at Lake Shore Dental.
Dr. Harvey Mahler is a dentist in the Loop and strives to provide his patients with individualized care so that they can find relief from their discomfort or dental condition. Once an appropriate treatment plan is created and the bite is realigned, patients in Chicago should feel a disappearance of their jaw pain or facial pain.
For more information on TMJ disorders, facial pain, jaw pain, or other dental conditions, patients can visit the website for Lake Shore Dental by visiting http://www.smilemorechicago[dot]com/.
About Lake Shore Dental: Since 1986, Dr. Harvey Mahler has been serving the Loop with superior dentistry. Dr. Mahler is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Illinois State Dental Society and Chicago Dental Society. He is a licensed general dentist and holds expertise in all areas of cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. Dr. Mahler listens to his patients and works with them to reach a commonly agreed upon health goal. He strives to educate each patient on the importance of dental health and the role it plays in a person's overall health and well-being.
Dr. Harvey Mahler
30 North Michigan Ave. Suite 108
Chicago, IL 60602
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