When your jaw muscles become strained due to the misalignment of your jaw and bite (called temporomandibular joint dysfunction or TMJ/TMD), the tension will eventually begin affecting other areas of your body. The most common areas include the face, temples, head, neck, and back, which will all begin to exhibit an increased level of tension and pain. Due to this, many TMJ sufferers are afflicted with severe headaches and migraines.
Many patients who have suffered from TMJ-related headaches and migraines have reported that the most frustrating aspect to their symptoms was that they did not know the cause for quite some time. Without a known cause, the only option a patient has is to treat the symptoms and hope that the pain will eventually run its course or go away on its own. Only after learning about TMJ through a neuromuscular dentist like Dr. Holley or Dr. Duncan, is the cause discovered.
As a neuromuscular dentist, Dr. Mandy Holley and Dr. Mark Duncan can use advanced training and top-of-the-line diagnostic equipment to determine if TMJ or your bite is the cause of your headaches and migraines. So, contact us today to get on the road to recovery.
To learn more about TMJ, please visit our TMJ FAQs page.
If you are located in the Austin, Round Rock and Georgetown, Texas area and you would like to improve your smile for any reason, contact us today to schedule a complimentary cosmetic dentistry consultation.