TMJ Treatment Helps Headaches
Living with frequent headaches can be miserable and put strain on your life. If you are experiencing TMJ headaches then TMJ treatment can greatly alleviate your pain. You don’t have to live with this pain, although TMJ can be difficult to diagnose, Dr. Lynn has taken great care to become extremely accurate at diagnosing it. Then he is able to administer the proper TMJ treatment to get you on the road to living your life without pain.
What is TMJ and Why Does It Cause Headaches
TMJ disorder is either a misaligned or damaged temporomandibular joint. This joint is located on each side of the jaw and controls most of your jaw movement. Everyday tasks such as eating and talking are the primary function of the TM joint. If you have been a good amount of stress or if you have injured your joint, you might have TMJ disorder. When you are clenching or grinding your teeth often, the tension and pain could radiate to your head.
A TMJ headache could feel like a migraine, but it’s not. That’s why it’s extremely important to diagnose TMJ disorder properly. Dr. Lynn’s comprehensive TMJ disorder diagnosis process includes oral exams, 3-D imaging with an i-CAT cone beam scanner, and measuring your bite alignment with a Tekscan T-Scan System. Once diagnosed, you will be able to start receiving the proper TMJ treatment and begin to get your life back on track.
How TMJ Treatment Works
Dr. Lynn will set you up with a 3-D printed oral appliance that is meant to alleviate jaw clenching and the stress placed on the joint. Once this clenching is relieved, your headache pain will start to subside. Over time your jaw pain and the TMJ disorder will gradually fade. You can help this process and relieve your headaches by avoiding hard and chewy foods, being vigilant about not clenching, and limiting your sugar intake. TMJ treatment can help your headaches a great deal, but you also need to work to improve your condition.
Come to Lynn Dental Care
If you think you may be experiencing headaches because of TMJ disorder, contact Lynn Dental Care today. We will take the necessary steps to diagnose you and figure out if TMJ treatment will work for you. For more information contact us today or view our website. We also offer periodontal, orthodontics, general dentistry, oral surgery, and cosmetic dentistry services. Lynn Dental Care is your Dallas dentist for all your oral health needs.