TMJ Therapy Near You
Chronic headaches are a multi-faceted problem that can be difficult to both diagnose and treat. The link between the position of the teeth and jaw with chronic headaches was identified years ago. Many dentists are now able to treat these concerns by re-aligning the teeth and relaxing the jaw muscles.
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) therapy is focused on bringing relief to many chronic headache sufferers. The diagnosis of TMD (temporomandibular disorder) begins with a thorough examination of your jaw and how your teeth bite together. Your dentist will assess your jaw movements, your facial muscle movements, the position of your teeth/bite and a description of your symptoms to determine how to best treat your TMD.
Photos, digital scans and digital x-rays may also be used. TMD therapy is designed to address your individual needs and may involve wearing a night guard, practicing facial exercises and engaging in healthy oral habits. To learn more about TMD therapy to relieve the pain of chronic headaches, contact us today at Essential Dentistry in Okotoks, T1S 1A6.