Do you suffer with frequent, undiagnosed headaches?
Although most patients do not think of a dental problem when experiencing chronic headaches, these can often be a sign of a bite problem or TMJ disorder.
TMJ disorders are often the result of an imbalance in the bite which puts strain on the jaw joints, causing painful symptoms. Addressing a bite disorder such as TMJ is important for both long term dental health and quality of life. At Millennium Smiles in Frisco, TX, Dr. Dunia Korous offers treatment to alleviate your symptoms and restore a more comfortable bite.
Common Symptoms of TMJ
- Facial pain (often in the temporal region or sides of face)
- Pain in the neck and/or older shoulders
- Migraine, or migraine like headaches, especially in the morning
- Earache or feeling of fullness in the ears
Treatment for TMJ Headaches
Dr. Korous will discuss your dental concerns and health history as well as perform a thorough dental exam before recommending appropriate treatment for TMJ and related symptoms. Treatment options include an oral appliance, such as a TMJ mouthguard, and/or bite correction therapy to address problems with the alignment of the teeth and jaw joints.
TMJ Mouthguard – Dr. Korous can create a custom removable mouth guard that is worn during sleep. Similar to a sports mouth guard, the purpose of this treatment is to reduce or prevent teeth grinding and clenching and therefore reduce the occurrence of morning headaches.
Bite Correction – Headaches often result from an unbalanced bite. To fully restore your smile and address any damage, Dr. Korous may recommend restorative treatments such as dental crowns, bonding or orthodontics to reshape the teeth and balance the bite.