3 Signs TMJ is Causing Your Headaches

TMD/TMJ Treatment for Roy and West Haven, UT

Headaches are one of the most common painful disorders. Not only do the cause physical discomfort, but they can also lead to anxiety or depression. If you’re unaware of the root of the problem, headaches can be hard to treat. If you think TMJ may be causing your headaches, Roy Dental Care can help. Here are 3 signs that TMJ is causing your headaches.

TMJ Headaches

Jaw Pain, Clicking, or Popping

Temporomandibular join disorder, also known as TMJ, tends to reveal itself in the jaw. If you hear cracking, grinding, or popping noises when you move your jaw, the cushioning disk in the joint may be out of place, which can lead to headaches.

Misaligned Bite

A misaligned bite, also known as malocclusion, affects how the upper and lower teeth fit together in biting or chewing. There are different categories of malocclusions, including overcrowding, overbite, and under bite.  Uneven bites can be caused due to genetics, missing teeth, improperly fitted oral appliances, and injury to the face. If left untreated, these orthodontic issues may lead to irreversible damage to your teeth, gums, and jawbone, leading to headaches or migraines. Our bite optimization services provide our patients with the optimal bite.

Traditional Headache Treatment Isn’t Working

Unlike regular headaches, TMJ headaches require more work in order to address the pain at the source. Although ibuprofen may mask the pain for a few hours, it doesn’t fix the root problem. Dr. Whitaker will determine if your headaches are TMJ related by examining your bite. Once we determine your bite if misaligned, our dentist will treat your TMJ headache by determining and maintaining specific relationships with teeth, muscles, joints, and discs through bite optimization.

TMJ Headache Treatment in Roy, Utah

If you suffer from persistence headaches and migraines, we recommend calling Roy Dental Care today for a bite examination. Our cutting edge TMJ treatment will relieve painful symptoms without drugs or surgery. Contact our expert team today at 801-776-2806.