If you are experiencing recurring migraines and other bothersome headaches, upper back and neck pain, and popping or clicking sounds in your mouth, you are most likely experiencing TMD/TMJ trouble. And that is very much a dentistry issue that we can help you work through.
Here’s the deal: TMJ issues are usually the result of habitual grinding and/or clenching of your teeth. This may surprise some patients who aren’t even aware that they are engaging in such activity. You see, it is often happening on a subconscious level and due to too much stress in your life. And who doesn’t have a lot of stress these days?
Officially speaking, the term for this condition is “bruxism.” When you are compulsively grinding, it puts lots of additional strain on your TMJ (the joints in your mouth) and causes your headaches to occur with the sort severity and frequency that will disrupt your daily life and make your situation unbearable.
When you are living in such a state it is hard to think straight. Still, you will want to arrange for a consultation with our team ASAP. In many cases we can bring an end to your headaches and other complaints by addressing the issues at the root of the problem, namely your stress-related bruxism.
Please read on to hear more about the possibilities for relief, and then be sure to get in-touch to schedule your TMJ/TMD assessment at Beaumont Family Dentistry. You can call us today at 859-721-2072 to set up your visit to our specialized office, the TMJ And Sleep Dentistry Center of Central Kentucky, LLC!
Oral Appliances Are A Possibility
For relaxing your jaw more, we can use advanced treatment options like TruDenta and other oral appliances to give you comfortable, complete relief from your TMJ pain. Seriously, living with constant headaches and migraines is not a good way to go! By addressing the issues associated with your TMJ, we can help you rest better, feel less pain, and be healthier overall. It is certainly worth a try, right?
Other Solutions Exist
Keep in mind: you could be experiencing TMJ-related pain because your teeth are not in the best condition. For instance, if your teeth are not properly aligned, or you have some teeth that are outright missing, this could be the root cause of your problems. Accordingly, this necessitates a different approach when it comes to TMJ/TMD treatment.
In the realm of other dental solutions, we can provide something like crowns or set you up with an Invisalign short-term orthodontics program, in accordance with your needs. Invisalign works through a series of aligners not unlike a mouthguard. It can set you straight without any metal brackets and wires, and without all the usual challenges associated with classic “braces.”
You May Have To Clean Up Your Act
We want to make your life better in a hurry. So, Dr. Takacs may also recommend behavior modification: eating softer foods for a while to reduce the stress on the jaw joints, practicing gentle stretching exercises, and other conservative therapies. The thing you need to know is that some way somehow, we will help you get your life back on track.
Get Some Relief Today!
We hope this information has been helpful. To take the next step, call 859-721-2072 right now to set up your appointment with Dr. Takacs. You can also contact us online at any time.
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