Is TMJ Causing Your Migraine?
Migraines can be debilitating, but many patients who experience these severe headaches might be surprised to learn that their symptoms could be stemming from the jaw. If you suffer from regular migraines, the Cincinnati dentists at Hardin Advanced Dentistry offer a variety of migraine treatments for patients experiencing TMJ symptoms.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the lower jaw to the upper jaw. If the TMJ is injured by sudden trauma, strained by teeth grinding or clenching, or becomes inflamed because of a disease like arthritis, to name a few potential causes, you might begin experiencing symptoms like:
- Clicking or popping noises when opening and closing the mouth.
- Diminished mobility in the jaw.
- Discomfort chewing.
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears).
- Feeling that the upper and lower teeth aren’t aligned properly.
Along with these symptoms, many TMJ patients experience severe headaches. Though the cause of migraines will vary from person to person, the dysfunction of facial muscles stemming from TMJ can put excess pressure on nerves within the face, which can result in recurring migraines, as well as pain in the jaw or neck.
The key to treating your migraines might be TMJ treatment. If you begin experiencing these extreme headaches, our Cincinnati dentists can closely assess the health of your jaw and recommend options to restore function and treat symptoms like migraines.
To learn more about treatment for migraines and other TMJ symptoms, please contact Hardin Advanced Dentistry or call 513-234-5531 today to schedule your appointment. Our dentists serve patients in Cincinnati and the surrounding areas.