Migraine Headache & TMJ Treatment in dallas
Headaches and problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) are generally related to issues with the muscles and nerves on one or both sides of the head that result in jaw, face, head or neck pain. People who experience frequent headaches may exhibit the following:
- Grinding or clenching of the teeth
- Dislocation of the soft cushion between the ball and socket
- Presence of arthritis in the TMJ
- Stress that causes tightening of the jaw muscles
The TMJ is involved with many of the functions of the muscles, ligaments and bones in and surrounds the jaw, face, neck and shoulders which is why it affects people differently. The key to effective TMJ and headache treatment is to accurately diagnose the problem so that treatment can be made.
Some of the more common temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) symptoms include:
- Frequent tension or migraine headaches
- Misaligned teeth
- Facial swelling
- Jaw joints that click or pop
- Jaws that lock into position
- Limited range of motion within the mouth
- Pain in face, jaw, neck, shoulders or around the ears
You do not have to live with chronic head and neck pain! An NTI is a specialized tension suppression system that involves the creation of a customized mouthpiece that is worn at night. The mouthpiece prevents jaw clenching and grinding associated with over stimulation of the Trigeminal Nerve, causing TMD, chronic tension headaches, and migraines.
The device works quickly, often with patients seeing the benefits within one night of application. The device is also FDA approved, and is safe for use for patients as per a consultation with Dr. Hamlett. The mouthpiece can be altered to the appropriate thickness depending on the amount of pressure applied to particular teeth that are the reason behind TMJ pain. By reducing clenching intensity and allowing the muscles to relax, the pains and symptoms associated with TMJ are often relieved negating the need for surgical or more invasive treatments.
To learn more about headache and TMD relief, contact our office today at (214) 363-9474 .