Treating Jaw Pain & Headaches

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Treating Jaw Pain & Headaches

Do you suffer with headaches, jaw ache or a painful jaw joint?

It’s possible you may be suffering from a condition called TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction – although saying this repeatedly may actually result in TMD 😬).

What is TMD?

TMD is a series of conditions relating to the jaw joint and the surrounding muscles.  Symptoms can vary but the most common include:

  • Muscle pain
  • Tired jaw muscles when chewing or opening for extended periods
  • Locking jaw
  • Inability to open widely
  • Headaches

Pain can be referred from the jaw, so sometimes an ‘ear ache’ or ‘tooth ache’ can actually result from a jaw issue in a different area.

What can be done about it?

There are a number of different treatments but the most common methods include using types of splint.  No these aren’t what you’re thinking – no wires or bits of wood involved 😀. A splint is a clip-on covering for your teeth which can be removed (usually during the day).  A splint helps to re-align the jaw in a more favourable position so the tissues can heal and settle down.

Personal experience

I have personally suffered with jaw pain and have been successfully treated with splint therapy.  I know this can be a really effective treatment which can make a big difference to promote comfort and pain relief.

 

Who should I see if I want treatment?

Your dentist is the best person to speak to about your condition and will be able to talk you through all the treatment options to come up with a solution which is best for you

Thanks for reading 😀 Tom

If this is an issue you would like to discuss further, please speak to a member of our team on 01282 862244 to make an appointment.

 

 

 

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