Living with chronic pain is such an overwhelming challenge, it’s hard to imagine how a sufferer is able to cope when a lasting solution can’t be found.
If you have headaches or migraines more often than not, you know what we mean.
You can find relief, though!
If that surprises you, then where you can find help may surprise you even more!
Our team at Hawkins Complete Dental Service can offer solutions for one source of persistent pain and discomfort too many people often suffer from in silence under the assumption that there’s nothing they can do about it.
Today’s blog will change that!
What Might Be Causing Your Painful Headaches
We’re not suggesting there’s only one cause of frequent headaches and migraines, of course.
In fact, there are wide-ranging possible causes such as exhaustion, excessive drinking, hunger, inadequate hydration, and more.
But one cause many people aren’t aware of is what’s known as TMJ disorder, or TMD.
It stands for temporomandibular joint disorder, which covers any alignment or pressure issues on the joint that allows you to open and close your mouth.
You can probably imagine how this joint can become disturbed given how much you use it every single day for years and years!
The good news is that you can find relief from this painful condition from a rather unlikely source.
TMD is something we can help you with at Hawkins Complete Dental Service!
The Connection Between Your Jaw & Head Pain
Pressure on your TMJ over time can result in muscle tension that extends beyond the joint itself. The consequential symptoms, headaches and migraines among them, can really interfere with your ability to focus, enjoy the company of people you live with and work with, and generally decrease your quality of life.
Why does this happen? It could be a number of reasons:
*Overuse of your jaw joint
*Blunt force to your jaw, face, or head
*Misalignment with the joint or your bite
Another possible reason, which experts still haven’t qualified as a cause or an effect of TMD, is grinding and clenching your teeth.
The ramifications of that go beyond pain, of course, and can damage or wear down your teeth, leading to potential oral health issues.
How We Can Help Ease Your TMJ Pain
At Hawkins Complete Dental Service, we can create a mouthguard for you to wear while you sleep to keep your upper and lower teeth separate. This allows you to rest through the night without causing undue harm to your teeth or strain on your jaw.
Soon, your TMJ problems may be able to sort themselves out, meanwhile reducing pain, tension, frequent headaches, and other uncomfortable symptoms that have been making you miserable.
Make An Appointment
Now that you know your Zanesville, OH dentist can help ease your pain from frequent headaches and migraines, we hope you’ll do yourself the favor of giving us a call.
Dr. Hawkins is extensively trained in finding solutions to TMJ issues that make you feel miserable and impede your best quality of life.
We look forward to helping you!