Persistent headaches? Could be your teeth!

Are you like many other people who suffer from migraines, headaches, pain in your jaw, neck or face, but can’t figure out what’s wrong? Is the pain intense and reoccurring? Do you have frequent headaches that may be migraines, or may be something else? That mysterious “something else” may well be Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (“TMJ” or “TMD” for short).

What is TMJ?

The symptoms of TMJ have now been studied extensively enough that doctors know the pain is real. In fact, it is too real, too intense, and too long lasting for even the most skeptical dental or medical practitioner not to take it seriously.

“TMJ” or “TMD” is a condition where a person experiences pain resulting from the movement of the jaw, the muscles of the jaw, or the joint connecting the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull (temporal region), hence the name “Temporomandibular Joint Disorder” (“TMJ” or “TMD”).

Our dentists are trained to analyse your bite and make specially designed splints to help treat your pain. If you experience frequent headaches or jaw pain, get in touch today!