TMJ / Migraines
Many people who suffer from the pains of migraines do not realize that their pain may be caused by TMJ disorder, or TMD. When your temporomandibular joint, or the joint that connects your jaw to your skull, becomes inflamed, you can experience all kinds of discomfort. The TMJ muscles surrounding the jaw, cheeks, and sides of head may be causing your migraines.
The symptoms of migraines are difficult to deal with. Migraines can cause vision loss or bright spots in the eyes, pins and needles sensations, pulsing and throbbing, sensitivity to light and smells, nausea and vomiting, and lightheadedness and fainting. Migraines last from four to 72 hours, and these intense symptoms will prevent you from living your life as you would like to.
Other Symptoms of TMJ Disorder
Other symptoms associated with an inflamed temporomandibular joint include:
- Aching in and around the ears
- Difficulty chewing and eating
- Facial, neck, and shoulder pain
- Clicking and locking of the joint
We Can Help
Here at Quality Dental Care, we believe that it is unacceptable for our patients to suffer from the debilitating symptoms of TMJ disorder. We provide the treatments that you need to reduce your pain and get up and going again. Our experienced doctors can teach you self-care practices and other ways to control your comfort at home. They can provide you with pain medications to curb the effects of TMJ and reduce the inflammation of the joint. Other options include stabilization sprints, which can be custom-made for you, and injections which can relax the muscles around the TMJ and lessen your pain.
When you visit, we will learn all we can about the condition of your joint and your symptoms with a physical examination and X-rays. When we have the information that we need, we will discuss the potential treatment options that will best serve you.
Don’t let migraines or other TMD symptoms knock you down or hold you back. Give us a call today and set up an appointment so that we can treat your TMJ.