TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder is a dental problem that affects the joints connecting the jawbone to the skull. The joints may become inflamed or damaged, resulting in popping sounds or pain when the jaw is moved. Though TMJ disorder is not life-threatening, the pain may radiate up the skull and cause TMJ headaches. These can range from mild tension headaches to intense migraines. If you’re in the Nashville area and struggle with persistent TMJ migraines or TMJ headaches, call Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions today!
Ease Tension for Headache Relief
Patients often spend an exorbitant amount of time and money on headache treatments that don’t work, or only mask their symptoms. Many never even consider that the problem might be stemming from their jaw, not their head! Pressure from damaged jaw joints can spread up to the head and eye sockets and down through the neck, shoulders, and back. This can be extremely uncomfortable for patients. Count on Dr. Poss at Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions to relax your jaw and clear away your headaches once and for all! There are a few different options for treatment, and it may take a combination of methods to treat your TMJ.
Oral Appliance for Headache Relief
A simple oral appliance may be just what you need to alleviate your headaches. Dr. Poss can customize a device to fit over your teeth that can:
- Relax jaw muscles
- Keep teeth in place
- Align bite
- Prevent teeth grinding
- Eliminate TMJ, headaches, and migraines
Other headache relief techniques we can assist you with include:
- Stress management to prevent teeth grinding
- Jaw exercises
- Dietary alterations
Treating TMJ for Headache Relief
You can learn more about our headache treatment options by scheduling an appointment with Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions today in Brentwood or Murfreesboro. Don’t let jaw pain and headaches keep you down! Talk with Dr. Poss about a personalized treatment plan. We’ve helped patients all around Nashville and Franklin, TN get headache relief and we look forward to helping you!