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TMJ

Have you been struggling with chronic headaches, severe jaw pain, ear aches, etc? Then you may be dealing with something called TMJ. The good news is, we may be able to help!


Trauma

Severe trauma can be the main cause of headaches and jaw pain. This can be caused by car accidents or things of that type.

Clenching

People that get nervous or have to move all the time, tend to clench their jaw a lot of the time.

Teeth Grinding

A lot of people suffer from teeth grinding at night that can be the main cause for headaches and jaw pain.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

People that suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis can tend to have chronic headaches and severe jaw pain.

Non-Aggresive
Nightgaurd

The jaw pain and other symptoms of TMD can subside, in time, as the jaw is rested. However, non-aggressive home therapies may be suggested to expedite the process, such as warm compresses or temporary soft food diets. Anti-inflammatory medications can be taken to reduce swelling or pain.

If jaw pain persists, Dr. Walden may recommend stretching exercises for the jaw and facial muscles as well as the use of a nightguard. As bruxism can be a catalyst for TMD, preventing teeth grinding is critical. A nightguard, which looks similar to a mouth guard worn in sports, can comfortably and easily keep you from grinding your teeth while you sleep.

A Little About TMJ

Relief from Jaw Pain with TMJ Treatment

Jaw pain and headaches can be the signs of a deeper problem, such as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD). TMD is a condition which impacts the jaw joint, or the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and facial muscles. If you have jaw pain, schedule a consultation with Dr. William Walden for TMJ treatment. Dr. Walden can alleviate your pain with several non-aggressive treatments. While the cause of TMD is largely unknown, there are several factors that may place you at risk of developing this condition.

 
A Little About TMJ

Symptoms Of TMD

While TMD more commonly affects women between the ages of 20 and 40, it can strike at any time, and disappear just as quickly. Spontaneous TMD symptoms may include dizziness to jaw pain.

 

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