Frequent Headaches and Migraines can be symptoms of temporomandibular Joint Syndrome or TMJ Syndrome.
These headaches are often severe and are usually resistant to pain killers.
TMJ syndrome can be hard to diagnose and there are a multitude of symptoms that can be related to this syndrome. These can include :
- Bruxism or grinding of teeth
- Neck or shoulder pain and tightness headaches or migraines
- pain behind the eyes
- dizziness or vertigo
- ear congestion
- tingling in fingertips
- ringing in the ears
- postural problems
- clicking of the jaw on opening or closing teeth sensitivity
Research has found that this disorder is more prone to people who grind their teeth while asleep at night. People who have had trauma on the jaw, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis are also more at risk to develop TMJ syndrome.
TMJ syndrome can be very hard to diagnose as there are so many symptoms that can occur. This condition is poorly understood and there are many theories to cause of this syndrome. Ensure that the cause of the headaches have been checked out by your medical doctor first. If there are not obvious causes eg tumour etc, it may well be TMJ syndrome that is causing it. With the use of specialised jaw tracking equipment here at Advanced Dental Artistry it aids us in the diagnosis of your TMJ condition.
As a treatment, we offer dental appliances which correct the alignment of the jaw, which is the main cause of TMJ syndrome.
Our number one priority is your long-term dental health. We know that TMJ syndrome can cause tooth deterioration and eventually tooth loss. We are one of the leading practices in Perth to effectively diagnose and treat TMJ syndrome.
So, if you are experiencing headaches and migraines and you suspect that you have TMJ syndrome, please feel free to contact us about it. Your overall well-being and health is our priority.