TMJ Headache Relief in Casper WY
Wish you could be free from painful headaches? Have you asked your dentist about TMJ treatment for headache relief?
Some patients visit various specialists to determine the cause of their head pain and other symptoms like:
- Jaw pain
- Clicking in the jaw
- Limited jaw movement
- Tired facial muscles
- Pain in the neck, shoulders, and back
- Ringing or buzzing in the ears
Actually, all of these symptoms point to TMJ disorder, or TMD.
The temporomandibular joints, or the TMJ, are the joints and jaw muscles located on either side of the head that control jaw movement. The movement of the jaw incorporates muscles, ligaments, and the bone itself that work in harmony to allow you to chew and speak.
Any issue that hinders the ball and socket of the TMJ can lead to TMD (TMJ disorder). Diagnosis is the first step to headache relief.
TMJ Mouth Guard Therapy
At Aspen Ridge Dental in Casper, our preferred TMJ treatment is with mouth guard therapy. The TMJ mouth guard is a small device fashioned to fit over your upper teeth, protecting them from wear. The appliance can also reposition the lower jaw.
Overall, mouth guard TMJ treatment works to relax the TMJ muscles and provide headache relief. While simple, the TMJ mouth guard therapy is an effective solution to TMD and can eliminate all of its symptoms.
This TMJ treatment method is:
- Small and portable
- Easy to clean
- Highly effective
Other treatments may include TMJ massage, exercise, bite adjustments, or surgical intervention. Often, bite guard therapy is all that is required to restore your health and comfort.
Only your dental professional can fabricate, fit, and monitor your bite guard. If you or your loved one is experiencing any of the signs and symptoms of TMD, we would be happy to consult with you at Aspen Ridge Dental. Give us a call in Casper today!