Do You Have Chronic Headaches?
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of the most complex joints in the body, allowing for the jawbone to move up, down, and side to side. If these joints and surrounding muscles are misaligned or overworked, it can lead to TMJ disorder. Misalignment or dislocation of the TM joint can put a lot of pressure on the jaw and teeth, such as with chronic teeth grinding and clenching. Consequently, the most common symptom of TMJ is chronic headaches and migraines. As long as a misaligned bite and a dislocated or damaged TMJ is present and not treated at the source, these tension headaches and other symptoms will most likely continue. Therefore, it is critical that TMJ treatment is received from Dr. Viorela Bauer, our experienced Arroyo Grande, CA dentist is trained to alleviate these symptoms through non-surgical methods, including custom mouthguard therapy, BOTOX®, and Invisalign® .