TMJ treatment – Are you sick of having a headache?

Posted On: July 12, 2009
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Headaches are often unbearable and if you suffer from frequent and long lasting tension headaches or migraine headaches, you may have condition called TMJ disorder. Other common symptoms experienced in suffers of TMJ syndrome are headaches, jaw, ear or facial pain and even decreased hearing.  Clicking or popping of the jaw and neck, as well as shoulder pain, are the frequent effects of TMJ disorder. Even though TMJ is a common disorder, many people are unaware that they have this condition and continue enduring the pain.

There are a number of things that cause TMJ with the majority of cases resulting in an incorrect bite, tooth grinding and malocclusion. Malocclusion means that your upper and lower teeth do not close together in the correct way and are misaligned, causing trauma. Fortunately there is a treatment for the headache caused by TMJ syndrome that will remove the symptoms permanently. The procedure involves patients having a bite assessment, identifying the ideal bite and subsequently achieving the ideal bite through Orthotic Therapy. Orthotic therapy requires you to wear an unobtrusive oral TMJ splint during the day and in the evenings. The TMJ splint is designed to replicate your natural teeth and will not obstruct functionality.

TMJ splint is an effective headache cure and most people find their symptoms are resolved instantly. Every person responds differently to orthotic therapy, however the vast majority will experience an improvement in their TMJ symptoms. To combat those unbearable tension headaches or more severe migraines caused by TMJ dysfunction, it is worth investigating the benefits of orthotic therapy.