Why You Should Tell Your Dentist About Those Painful Headaches [BLOG]
You may not realize it, but it’s possible that a dentist could be the one who can finally help you find relief for your headaches.
That’s why our team at Millburn Dental Arts is devoting today’s blog to TMJ disorder , what it is, and how we may be able to help you find effective solutions!
What Your Frequent Headaches Might Mean
It’s not the case with every sufferer of frequent painful headaches and migraines, but an often overlooked potential cause is TMJ disorder. This is something that occurs when your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is out of alignment. Because it’s the joint below your ears that lets you open and close your mouth, any malfunction with it can create all sorts of disruptive, uncomfortable symptoms ranging from your head down all the way down to your shoulders and upper back.
TMJ disorder can also create dental problems because it’s closely related to bruxism, which is when you grind or clench your teeth and jaw.
That’s why you should talk to your Millburn, NJ dentist if you experience any symptoms!
TMJ Pain May Start With Headaches, But…
When your TMJ is misaligned, you could suffer from frequent painful headaches and migraines as a result. But even if you don’t, you might experience discomfort from any number of other symptoms commonly associated to this disorder:
*An aching jaw
*Muscle tension in your face, neck, or shoulders
*Clicking or popping sounds in your jaw
That’s why you should seek help from one of our extensively-trained dentists at Millburn Dental Arts at the first signs of trouble. We’ll help you find solutions and relieve your pain.
How Your Millburn, NJ Dentist Can Help!
Our Millburn, NJ dentists have additional training in treating TMJ alignment problems so your jaw can heal and your teeth are safe from additional damage or wear.
With advanced digital X-rays, Dr. Krosser can get a clear look at your teeth, jaws, neck, and bite alignment to determine if your pain and discomfort are related to TMJ disorder or bruxism.
If that’s the case, we can fit you with a custom day or night guard that will gently move your jaw into the right position to relieve the pressure on your teeth and allow your jaw to heal. With a properly-fitted mouthguard, or any number of other strategies, such as an occlusal adjustment, you’ll be on your way to living pain-free!
Schedule An Appointment
Rather than try to manage the pain caused by TMJ disorder, you can find relief and healing from our skilled professionals at Millburn Dental Arts.
We’ll help you avoid the potential damage of teeth grinding, restore teeth that may have already been affected, and ease the discomfort of jaw clenching with our TMJ solutions.