Migraine & TMJ Treatment
While pain may be a common manifestation of TMJ dysfunction, many of the other signs and symptoms may be less apparent. You may be unaware of the destruction that is happening with your jaw joints, your teeth, and your spine. As you age, your ability to cope with this damage will be diminished and by then, the outcome of treatment may be compromised. Early diagnosis and treatment is key for better success.
The temporomandibular joints (TMJ), which are the triangular-shaped joints immediately in front of your ears, can cause a host of problems when even slightly misaligned. These tiny joints take more pressure and stress than most other joints in the body. A poor bite can place even more stress on the TMJ, causing facial muscles to strain in order to hold the jaw. This in turn can stimulate stress in the head, neck, and shoulder muscles. Clenching or grinding your teeth at night can also inflame the nerves and muscles associated with the temporomandibular joints.
If you have experienced one or more of the following symptoms, it could be from these small joints being out of place.
- TMJ pain, noise, or clicking
- Migraines or other headaches
- Clenching or Grinding teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Loose teeth
- Facial pain
- Receding gums
- Shoulder, neck and back pain
- Restricted jaw movement
- Ear ringing, congestion/pressure
- Worn down and chipped teeth
A healthy and normal TMJ is quiet when it’s performing its function. A proper, balanced bite will ensure your jaw stays healthy and in it’s natural state.
Annapolis dentist Yasaman Roland, DDS uses the latest techniques to treat your symptoms without drugs by gently realigning the muscles and nerves associated with your TMJ.
Migraine Pain Relief
Migraine headaches are often a common symptom of temporomandibular disorder (TMD), a condition where a misaligned bite causes improper jaw alignment. When the teeth don’t fit together properly, the muscles of the head and neck and joints that hold your jaw must compensate. They will work harder and go into spasm. Medication can be prescribed to mask the pain of a migraine. This however is just a temporary solution to control the symptom rather than treating the cause of the problem. We can help determine if a link exists between the function of your jaw joints and your migraine headaches.
Schedule an Appointment for Migraine Pain Relief & TMJ Treatment
The pain of migraine headaches and the symptoms of TMJ Disorder can be alleviated with effective dental treatment. Please contact Dr. Roland for more information on our treatment options, or to schedule a consultation.