Did you know temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) can cause migraines and headaches?
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your jaw to the skull. It aids in speaking, eating, and jaw mobility.
Any issue with this joint is diagnosed as TMD. The exact cause of TMD remains unknown, but several factors can trigger it.
Pain caused by tense jaw muscles and teeth grinding can induce headaches.
The size and shape of your jawbone and bite can negatively affect sleep quality. Your airways may become blocked, and this can result in snoring or sleep apnea.
It’s crucial to diagnose and treat TMD as soon as possible to prevent further complications.
It can be hard to differentiate between TMD and non-TMD pain symptoms. But if you suffer on a regular basis from any of the following, your dentist can assess and diagnose if you have TMD.
You may unknowingly be getting headaches or migraines due to bite irregularities that are straining the muscles in your jaw, head, and neck.
A misaligned jaw’s movement is restricted and will make clicking sounds when you open and close your mouth, also resulting in head and neck pain.
Headaches and jaw pain may be due to issues in your jaw or head and neck alignment. It can be hard to tell unless you seek a proper diagnosis.
Muscles in the body are similar to car parts - each part has a purpose, and they’re all interconnected. An issue in your jaw muscles can also strain muscles in other parts of your body.
Wing Dental prioritizes non-invasive treatment procedures when applicable. To customize a treatment plan for TMD, we perform a thorough physical patient evaluation in coordination with specialists in other areas of healthcare to ensure effective treatments for our patients.
It takes patience and time to treat TMD, and patient cooperation is crucial in achieving positive results.
After a thorough evaluation, we discuss possible treatment options to manage your TMD. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how our TMD therapy works:
If you have jaw issues, we invite you to schedule an initial TMD consultation with our treatment coordinator to see if you may need TMD therapy.
You may use this as an opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have, such as treatment fees and payment plans.