The secret to curing your chronic headaches or migraines

TMJ headaches and migraines, kenosha, oak creek, racine, milwaukee, wi

When all else fails, it could be time to see someone other than a headache doctor. You might need a dentist.

Your headaches could stem from a bad bite

Many headache specialists overlook the connection between severe, chronic headaches and the jaw. The jaw consists of an intricate system of muscles, ligaments, and bone, working the temporomandibular joint. This vital hinge connects the upper and lower portions of the jaw.

When it works properly, movement is fluid and causes no strain. However, if there is a problem with the alignment of the joint, it can result in inflammation, swelling, and pain that radiates to areas beyond the jaw, including the neck, ears, and shoulders.

The delicate bundle of nerves that surround this joint are often affected, sending jolts of pain in the form of headaches. Your chronic pain could mean you have a TMJ disorder.

Diagnosing TMJ

In order to find out if TMJ is actually at the root of your problems, you need to see a dentist who is a TMJ specialist. After a physical examination, you can expect x-rays and a bite analysis to get a more detailed picture of what is happening with your jaw.

From that point, the dentist will be able to pinpoint the area of concern. Whether you have a bad bite or a misalignment, there a variety of treatments. Your dentist may prescribe a mouth guard to be worn at night to bring your jaw into alignment. Physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, and pain relievers may be recommended as well.

Each case is unique and has its own solution.

Find answers

You can find a way to put an end to your Racine, Kenosha, and Oak Creek headaches. With a TMJ dentist’s expertise and proper diagnosis, you can begin to find the relief that you have been looking for.

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