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TMJ Specialists of Chicago

TMJ, otherwise known as TMD (temporomandibular disorder), is a condition that affects the joints on either side of your jaw. TMJ usually manifests as jaw pain, but you may also experience clicking, trouble opening or closing your mouth, headaches, and other symptoms.

If you’re suffering from these kinds of issues, turn to the specialists at Art of Modern Dentistry. Art of Modern Dentistry is a premier dental practice in Chicago that provides top-tier dental and TMJ treatments in a comfortable, state-of-the-art facility. Our dentists have a wealth of experience providing both general and specialty dental care.

Call us today at 773-935-3600 to schedule a TMJ consultation with one of our dentists in Lakeview or South Loop, Chicago.

TMJ Symptoms

TMJ disorders can produce a variety of symptoms including:

  • Jaw pain
  • Headaches and neck pain
  • Lockjaw
  • Pain around the jaw joint
  • Tinnitus (ringing ears)
  • Popping or clicking noises
  • Facial pain and swelling
  • Facial muscle spasms
  • Limited jaw mobility

Causes of TMJ

Temporomandibular joint disorders can be caused by a number of factors, including stress, arthritis, joint issues, and genetic predisposition. TMJ is about 4 times more likely to occur in women than in men.

It’s important to discuss your condition with your dentist to determine what’s causing your TMJ. Narrowing down the cause can help you determine the most appropriate course of treatment while avoiding TMJ flare-ups.

Our TMJ Treatment in Chicago

Art of Modern Dentistry offers a wide variety of TMJ treatment options.

Stress Management

Stress can greatly affect your TMJ symptoms. Although we may also pursue additional treatment options, our doctors can help you create a stress management plan to reduce your symptoms.

Night Guards

For patients experiencing chronic TMJ symptoms, we often recommend wearing a custom nightguard to prevent jaw clenching and teeth grinding. Our dentists can fit you with a special TMJ nightguard that’s designed to be worn over your teeth while you sleep. 


Although once considered a cosmetic treatment, Botox injections can be very effective at treating TMJ pain. Botox has been proven to relax the facial muscles and reduce nighttime jaw clenching.

Bite Treatment

In some cases, TMJ can be caused by bite alignment issues. For these patients, orthodontic treatment like braces, Invisalign, or dental implants can be used to resolve bite issues and reduce symptoms.


For severe bite issues or jaw problems, we may recommend orthognathic surgery to treat your TMJ.

Meet with a TMJ Dentist Near Me

If you’re experiencing symptoms of TMJ, turn to the experts at Art of Modern Dentistry. Our dentists are committed to helping you explore all of the best treatment options. Our practices in Lakeview and the South Loop provide both general and cosmetic dentistry services.

Call us today at 773-935-3600 to schedule a consultation appointment.

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Geneva Malagutti
I was a little hesitant to come here after reading some reviews on Yelp but decided to give it a try after being reassured by Millie (who is really sweet and pleasant) over the phone, and I'm really happy I did. The office is beautiful, modern, and clean, something that really makes a difference for me going to the dentist. They were very prompt, I didn't have
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~ Geneva Malagutti, Chicago, IL
Megan Henley
Art of modern dentistry is an amazing place to get your teeth cleaned! Dr. Daftary is wonderful and funny. They have the best financial experts to help you get the treatment you need. I would recommend their services to my family and friends!
~ Megan Henley, Chicago, IL
Brant Herzer
I've been a Art of Modern Dentistry patient for almost a decade at both the South Loop and Lincoln Park locations. Currently I go to the LP office and have to say these are the bets dental pros in Chicago. From the hygienists, to the doctors, to the office staff everyone is professional, nice, and wonderful at their job.
~ Brant Herzer, Chicago, IL
Ashton McLean-Hall
I was blown away by the warm energy that radiated from the staff. They made sure that I understood everything and knew what the cost would be before we moved forward. Each person took the time to sit with me and explain the process. These people clearly love their job, their co-workers, and have a passion for assisting their clients with their dental health.
~ Ashton McLean-Hall, Chicago, IL