Migraines and TMJ
- Posted on: Oct 29 2010
Here at Galleria Dental Aesthetics in northern Virginia, we often see patients whose main complaint is headaches. If you have been treated unsuccessfully by your medical doctors and have begun wondering if you have temporomandibular joint (TMJ) migraines, we have good news! Neuromuscular dentistry has offered successful TMJ migraine treatment for many years.
TMJ Migraines–A Misnomer
Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) are capable of causing many painful side effects. Among them are headaches so severe that victims mistake them for migraine headaches. Headaches that don’t respond to standard medical treatment are very often the severe and persistent headaches caused by temporomandibular joint misalignment, injury or inflammation.
TMD is a very real and debilitating condition that can affect all aspects of your health. TMD can prompt people to eat only soft foods to avoid the pain of chewing. TMD pain can interfere with your ability to work or even to perform everyday activities.
If you have experienced any of the symptoms of TMD, which can come and go, it may be time to consider having a neuromuscular dentist give you a thorough TMD evaluation. Neuromuscular dentistry offers a broad range of treatments designed to realign your jaw and heal the causes, not just the symptoms, of TMD.
For more information about treatment for TMJ and TMD in the Alexandria, Tysons Corner, and Northern Virginia please contact the neuromuscular dentists, voted the top dentists in America by the American Council of Consumer Reports.