TMJ Migraine Relief
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can cause painful migraines, but you can find relief at Fashion District Dental. Our dental professionals, led by Dr. Amlani, provide comprehensive and customized treatment options for TMJ migraines. If you suffer from a sore jaw and frequent migraines, and your primary care physician hasn’t been able to determine the cause, it may be due to grinding teeth. Our treatments are simple, painless, and effective. We utilize the latest dental technology to quickly and accurately diagnose the issue and create a treatment plan that’s right for you. If you want relief from chronic migraines, book your consultation today.
What Is TMJ?
The temporomandibular joints connect your lower jaw to your skull. As you can imagine, these joints are used quite often, including when you speak and eat, which puts them under a lot of strain. Excessive TMJ strain can lead to numerous chronic medical issues, including migraines. TMJ disorders are treated by your dental professional.
What Causes TMJ Migraines?
TMJ migraines can be caused by issues with your temporomandibular joints. When you visit us for your appointment, our dental professionals will determine if you may be suffering from TMJ-related headache pain and make a proper treatment recommendation to alleviate the discomfort you’re feeling. Some of the most common causes of TMJ headaches include:
Injury to the jaw, neck, or skull can damage your temporomandibular joints.
An improper bite can lead to additional strain on these joints. If left untreated, it can lead to chronic migraines.
If you grind your teeth at night while you’re sleeping, you’re putting excessive pressure on these joints. When fatigue in those joints sets in, it can lead to migraines.
The Right TMJ Migraine Treatment for You
One of the best ways to prevent TMJ migraines is by wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard. A mouthguard will alleviate the stress and pressure put on these joints from grinding. It will also reduce the deterioration of your teeth due to clenching and grinding. Our custom-fitted mouthguards are specifically molded to maximize comfort while protecting your teeth.
Wearing a mouthguard at night offers numerous health benefits:
- reduces headaches
- improves sleep patterns
- can reduce or prevent snoring
And, because it reduces damage to teeth, it can also save you money.
Relieve Your Tension Headaches With Botox®
Patients suffering from repeated migraines or headaches caused by tension understand the excruciating pain associated with them. Finding relief is paramount when over-the-counter pain relievers or prescription medications aren’t effective enough or only work on a case-by-case basis. Fashion District Dental gladly offers a proven solution to tension headaches as part of our therapeutic dentistry. We use Botox® injections in specific areas in your muscles to reduce or eliminate pain associated with tension headaches and migraines. Botox® is safe and highly effective when administered by a trained professional. Dr. Amlani has ample experience treating tension headaches using this minimally invasive treatment option.
Learn More about Reducing TMJ Migraines
At Fashion District Dental, our top priority is ensuring that our patients receive the best possible oral health care. If you’re suffering from migraines due to issues with the joints in your jaw, relief is possible. A custom mouthguard is often the best choice for alleviating excessive stress on tense joints. We’ll create a custom and comfortable mouthguard to help you get the relief you need. Contact our team today to schedule your consultation.