Find TMD Headache Relief In Boulder
The TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is the joint that sits just in front of your ear, allowing you to move your jaw around. If your TMJ has problems or issues, we call that TMD, which stands for temporomandibular disorder. TMD can increase muscle soreness, chronic headaches, migraines, difficulty opening your mouth, and sleeping disorders.
TMD may be genetic or may develop when some habits, such as clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth, put added stress on your TMJ. This added stress can lead to headaches or neck pain. Your teeth can also become worn or sensitive from all that clenching and grinding.
Eventually the added pressure can damage the TMJ. Over time, the TMJ condition will continue to worsen if not treated properly. Your lower jaw may hit nerves and blood vessels, leading to more pain when using your jaw.
Migraines or TMD?
If you have severe headaches or ringing ears that are accompanied by aching muscles, you may have TMD. If you have been diagnosed with migraines or if medicine doesn’t relieve your pain, consider coming to see our Boulder dentist, Dr. Schield, who understands how to treat your TMD and put you on the path to a pain-free lifestyle.
What is the Best Treatment?
Our goal is to help get rid of your pain and to keep it from coming back later. Dr. Schield builds a splint to reposition your jaw, keeping the pressure away from any blood vessels and nerves. After moving your jaw into the correct position, Dr. Schield analyzes how your teeth fit together, so your teeth don’t push your jaw out of place as you speak and eat on a daily basis.
Our goal is to provide TMJ treatment that permanently corrects your jaw placement. We can get started as soon as you come into the office. If you’re tired of headaches and tension or if you have clicking or other pain in your jaw, we can help!
TMJ Treatment Makes a Difference!
Don’t live with TMD pain for the rest of your life. Dr. Schield is ready to address your TMJ issues and help get rid of the pain once and for all! If you have any symptoms of TMD or if you have questions about TMJ treatment, call our Boulder dentist office in Lafayette, CO today.