Why would untreated issues with your jaw have something to do with recurring headaches? If you have issues with TMJ dysfunction, which can affect the joints and/or muscles, the effects can be felt in several places. On top of having difficulty biting, chewing, and even speaking comfortably, you may find yourself experiencing pain in your head, face, and neck. Your Houston, TX dentist can offer expert analysis and treatment for TMJ dysfunction, which can significantly improve your daily well-being. You can be relieved to know that our practice also offers detailed examinations using TruDenta, which can ensure your problems with chronic headaches are identified and addressed.
You Can Experience Several Issues With Discomfort Due To TMJ Dysfunction
TMJ dysfunction can have several causes, and it can make you unhappy thanks to its several different effects on your well-being. On top of having difficulty moving your jaw, you can suffer regular bouts of pain that are concentrated in different places. In addition to causing you to feel the effects of chronic headaches, TMJ dysfunction may cause pain and stiffness in your neck, as well as your face. It can also be the reason why you grind your teeth while sleeping, a problem known as bruxism, which can lead to serious dental trauma.
Addressing Bruxism Can Help Relieve The Pressure On Your Jaw
While bruxism may be the result of TMJ dysfunction, its treatment can result in important relief for your jaw joints and muscles. Your dentist can actually offer an appliance that can relax your jaw, and protect your teeth. That protection is important to the condition of your smile. If you go too long without addressing teeth grinding, you could wind up with dental damage that requires restorative dental work.
TruDenta Can Be Used To Make Sure Your Headache Problems Are Identified
For many people, treatment for TMJ dysfunction can put an end to their chronic headaches. With that said, you can be understandably concerned about the way these headaches have impacted your life, and eager to make certain they are no longer an issue. Our office uses the TruDenta System to perform a thorough study to understand why you have these headaches. With this analysis, you can learn what issue (or issues) might cause these headaches, and what can be done to stop them.
Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry Can Address Jaw Problems, And Headaches
Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry is ready to help you take on TMJ dysfunction, painful headaches, and teeth grinding. Our practice is proud to offer important corrections that can benefit a person’s quality of life. If you are having problems with dental pain, headaches, or any other oral health concern, please let us know. You can call our dental office in Houston, TX, today at (281) 974-4494 to set up an appointment.