MIGRAINES / CHRONIC HEADACHES / TMD TREATMENT
Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) is a condition involving the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). TMD may involve multiple signs and symptoms which can include popping/clicking of the jaw joint, pain when chewing, limited range of motion, headache, earache and discomfort in the muscles of the head and neck. One symptom alone does not mean a diagnosis of TMD, however if left untreated can result in further damage to the jaw joint potentially causing an arthritic process. These signs and symptoms can be caused by the misalignment of teeth, trauma, excessive muscle strain/tension and parafunction (clenching/grinding).
Chronic Headache Syndrome is a process whereby someone constantly has some degree of headache. These headaches typically are first noticed when one wakes up in the morning and usually do not intensify to migraine levels. Low grade discomfort is also usually felt in the back of the neck.
Migraines are an extremely intense and often debilitating headache. They may be caused by vascular conditions in the brain often triggered by hyperactive muscle activity or by fluctuating hormone levels. The intensity and frequency varies with each individual as does treatment success.
If you have any of these symptoms, please call us to see how we can help. Treatment first starts with a thorough history and exam and often times treatment can be as conservative as a plastic appliance worn as directed. We have used the NTI device very successfully to alleviate or eliminate many of the symptoms associated with these conditions. Let us help you.
CAUTION: These treatments and appliances should only be done by a trained dentist/physician