Suffering From Migraines? We Can Help with Headache Solutions in San Antonio, TX!
You wake up in the morning, and your head is throbbing. The muscles in your face and neck are sore, and you feel like you barely got any rest at all …
Does that sound familiar? If it does, you might be one of the countless people suffering from migraines that have a surprising cause – your jaw! Undiagnosed migraines can make your life miserable, and the uncertainty of not knowing why just adds to the frustration. If you are affected by migraines – especially in the morning – you might have temporomandibular joint disorder that cause TMJ headaches!
TMD – What Is It?
Your temporomandibular joint is where your jawbone meets your skull. That joint is controlled by several muscles. TMD is a disorder of the joints which causes any of a group of painful symptoms:
- migraines and chronic headaches
- pain in the jaw
- muscle fatigue in the jaw, neck, and face
- a popping sound when you open or close your mouth
- lock jaw
- difficulty opening or closing your mouth
- poor sleep and daytime fatigue
- ear pressure or pain
While the causes are various and often misunderstood, there are quite a few steps that can be taken to help diagnose and treat your headaches and TMD. From medications to oral appliances, at Advanced Dental Associates, our San Antonio, TX dentist can help you sleep better and relieve pain!
TMD and Headache Solutions
When treating your headaches, we can learn a lot about the causes from the health of your teeth. Worn teeth can indicate that you are suffering from tooth grinding, or bruxism, and may be able to treat your headaches in a different fashion than TMD! We offer headache solutions and are happy to provide you with a proper diagnosis and solution.
We treat bruxism using a mouthguard worn at night. It cushions your teeth and helps prevent the grinding motion that causes wear and muscle fatigue, leaving you rested and happy in the morning!
TMD sufferers can be treated at our San Antonio office using one of the most advanced TMD solutions on the market – the TMJ NextGeneration! This amazing appliance sits in your ear and can actually get better results than a mouth appliance! You can leave them in all day long, hear just fine, and feel much better with TMJ NextGeneration!
If you are suffering from headaches and migraines and want a real working solution, don’t wait for one more night of bad sleep! Call our San Antonio, TX dentist office today for TMJ & headache solutions at 210-819-5233, or make an appointment using our online form. We look forward to helping you find a solution!