Are you looking for migraine and headache solutions? Frequent neck pain and headaches may be symptoms of temporomandibular TMJ disorder or problems. What is TMJ? TMJs are the joints on both sides of the head. They allow you to move your jaw from side to side as well as open and close your mouth.
Disease, trauma, or teeth grinding can cause damage to these joints which in turn can lead to pain when chewing or speaking. Your dentists in Waterford can help treat temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) by correcting your bite with orthodontic orthopedics.
Symptoms of TMD include:
- Pain when chewing
- Jaw gets stuck open or shut
- Clicking sounds when opening the mouth
- Pain when doing any jaw movement
- Frequent headaches or ear pain
- Dislocated jaw
- Neck and head pain
People who clench their jaws or grind their teeth are at risk of developing TMJ symptoms and problems. If tests show that you have TMD, your dentist may recommend muscle relaxants, pain medication, stress management, behavior modification, mouthguards, orthodontic orthopedics, and other conservative therapies. Surgery is always a last resort and is rarely necessary.