Is TMJ to Blame for Your Headaches?
If you have unexplained headaches, TMJ could be the cause.
Many people don’t realize that their jaw’s alignment could have an impact on a variety of areas and could be responsible for headaches, neck pain, back pain, ear aches, and other unpleasant symptoms.
If you think you may have TMJ, your dentist can help. TMJ treatment is available from The Houston Dentists Tanglewood in Tanglewood, TX. Dr. Tom Hedge and Dr. Jeffrey C. Riley are taking on new patients and whether you need help with TMJ alone or are interested in finding a new family dentist, book an appointment for a TMJ consultation and/ or check-up.
TMJ Symptoms and Side Effects
The most commonly discussed symptoms of TMJ include jaw clicking and jaw pain but there are a variety of other symptoms and side-effects that happen when you have ongoing jaw pain.
The jaw’s alignment could change your posture, due to bracing with pain. Jaw pain can radiate to the cheeks, ears, and around the eyes. Migraines can be related to clenching your teeth in reaction to jaw pain and conversely, clenching your teeth due to stress can exacerbate many TMJ symptoms.
TMJ headaches can often be called tension headaches and this is because the clenching of your jaw can lead to headaches. Tension and jaw clenching often go hand in hand.
How Our Tanglewood Dental Office Can Stop TMJ Headache Pain
If you are diagnosed with TMJ, there are a number of options available from our Tanglewood dental office. Pain medications, jaw exercises, and night guards to stop you from clenching your jaw and exacerbating symptoms can all be employed as well as other options to improve your jaw’s alignment, such as dental work that improves your bite. Many patients who get TMJ treatment remark that headaches disappear.
Choose The Houston Dentists Tanglewood for Help with TMJ
If you suspect your headaches could be related to TMJ, we would be happy to help you explore your options. TMJ treatment could make a dramatic difference. Book an appointment with our modern, comfortable, and gentle dental office in Tanglewood. We’re serving the Greater Houston area and Dr. Hedge or Dr. Riley would be pleased to meet with you. Call (713) 804-4645 today.