The Need for TMJ Headache Treatment

man in need of TMJ headache treatment It is estimated that approximately 40 million Americans suffer from some type of headaches such as migraines or tension headaches. Often these headaches, as well as some level of tooth damage, are caused by involuntary grinding and clenching. Grinding and clenching is actually a form of overactive muscular functioning. When the jaw muscles are overactive, they can not only wear down your teeth, but they can also lead to headaches as well as neck and jaw pain. If left untreated, severe tooth damage and problems with the Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) can result. If you know that you are grinding or clenching or if you are experiencing symptoms such as frequent headaches or tooth damage, you might benefit from a device known as the NTI.

How do you know if you could benefit from the TMJ headache treatment Rogers AR provides? Consider if you’re experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Tender jaws
  • Clicking sounds when you move your jaw
  • Pain in the face
  • Earaches
  • Problems when biting or chewing
  • Loss of range in jaw movement and the ability to open your mouth
  • A “grating” feeling when you chew

However, it’s also important to determine if these symptoms stem from TMJ or a tension headache. If you have questions regarding your headaches, talk with your dentist about the possibility of needing TMJ headache treatment.

About the NTI

The NTI was recently approved by the FDA for tension migraine therapy. It works to stop the pain as well as protect your teeth from excessive wear. The NTI is a very small appliance that custom fit over your front two teeth. The device is typically worn at night while you are sleeping. The NTI prevents your back teeth from contacting and helps the bones and tissues in the TMJ to rest in the most stable position. For extreme cases, a modified device can be made for daytime wear.

The TMJ Headache Treatment Rogers AR Residents Need

If you’re struggling with these types of headaches, the time to look into TMJ headache treatment is now. Marcus Black DDS is proud to provide this treatment for those in need. Not only do we wish to protect your teeth from damage, but we also want to provide you with relief. For those in need, consider learning more about the TMJ headache treatment Rogers AR provides.

Marcus Black DDS also provides the following general, cosmetic, and restorative services for patients:

  • Dental x rays
  • Sports mouth guards
  • Dental digital imaging
  • Painless cold sore removal
  • Laser gum recontouring
  • Professional teeth whitening
  • No prep veneers
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Dental crowns

To learn more about your options and to make an appointment, contact Marcus Black DDS. Call today at 479.322.3548 to speak with a team member.