Is TMJ disorder causing your migraines? It is important to note that several symptoms of migraine headaches and TMJ disorder overlap. Before addressing this concern, we must first and foremost learn what TMJ disorder is and how it relates to dental health.
TMJ disorder refers to Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD). It occurs due to misalignment of the jaws and the teeth. This misalignment leads to severe and sharp pains in that area. It then causes displacement of the cartilage in the lower jaw and applies straining pressure n the nerves. On the other hand, migraines are much more well-known. Ever year, millions of people are diagnosed with migraine headaches. Many times, these migraines are caused by TMJD due to improper jaw alignment. Common symptoms of the two disorders include chronic drug-resistant headaches, dizziness, neck pain, ringing in the ears, generalized acute pain, and tension in many areas of the body. It is sad to think that some migraine patients have suffered for so much time and have spent thousands of dollars on MRIs, medicines, and trips to the doctor with no relief. These patients, and you, can turn to TMJ treatments, which are easy, inexpensive, and very helpful.
To reduce migraines and treat TMJD at home, you can try a few things. First, try to lower your stress level. Take the time to massage your muscles to reduce tension. Also, small dietary changes can provide TMJ relief.
However, the most important step you can take towards treatment is making an appointment to visit your dentist at 7 Day Dental. Here at 7 Day Dental, our staff of professionals is qualified to diagnose and treat a wide range of TMJD. We can provide information and offer great advice. A thorough dental examination can help you and us create the best, personalized treatment plan for your TMJD related migraines. So don’t delay, Make an appointment today!