Pain in your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can cause serious life disruption, like headaches and jaw soreness. At Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights in Brooklyn Heights, New York, the experienced dental team specializes in treating headaches and TMJ. If you suspect you’re suffering a TMJ disorder, call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is similar to a sliding hinge that connects your jawbone to your skull. TMJ disorders can cause discomfort in the jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement.
TMJ disorders are usually caused by dysfunction in the temporomandibular joints, often a result of a misaligned bite. You experience straining of your neck and facial muscles, causing corrosion of the jaw joint and long-term pain and stiffness. Headaches and migraines often result from this straining as well, interfering with your quality of life.
If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, it may be a sign of a TMJ disorder:
You may experience more than one of these symptoms. Teeth grinding, for example, can lead to headaches.
If you experience any of these symptoms, contact Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights. Take advantage of their advanced, non-invasive treatments to help you find relief from headaches and TMJ.
Muscle relaxation splint therapy and occlusal equilibration, along with other TMJ therapy options, can relieve even the most painful headache and TMJ symptoms. These interventions also restore absolute harmony to patients’ bites.
TMJ therapy may include:
You may need to wear an orthotic appliance for a few weeks to realign your bite temporarily. If this temporary solution helps you get relief, your provider will recommend more permanent appliances or interventions to correct your bite misalignment.
Ultimately, the goal of headache and TMJ treatments is to restore alignment and the natural function of the jaw to ease pain and dysfunction.
Come to Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights to find relief from headaches and TMJ. Call for an appointment today or use the online tool to book.