If you have severe migraines and headaches, it’s of the utmost importance that you seek treatment. You should seek treatment not only to remedy the extreme pain associated with both migraines and jaw pain, you should also seek treatment because migraines and TMJ can produce debilitating health problems. Of course, you naturally want to choose a qualified dentist who can provide you with high-quality TMJ treatment therapy that will really work!
The question remains: “What makes a qualified TMJ therapy doctor?” Well, allow Dr. Jim Arnold to show you the details about TMJ disorder, and how he meets the qualifications needed to be a quality dentist to treat your TMJ symptoms.
What’s the Cause of My Migraines and Jaw Pain?
If you’re suffering from severe migraines and jaw pain, this is the question you’re probably asking yourself. The truth of the matter is that there are a variety of causes of migraine headaches and jaw pain, but a clear diagnosis must be made in order to determine the appropriate treatment plan to relieve these forms of pain.
One of the significant causes of migraines and jaw pain is TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder. Sadly, TMJ often goes undiagnosed, and doctors can attribute your headaches to other causes. If you don’t get a proper diagnosis, you cannot get the appropriate treatment.
Therefore, ask yourself, “What are my symptoms?” If you have any of the following symptoms associated with your headaches and migraines, you may have TMJ.
- Jaw popping or clicking
- Locking of your jaw
- Frequent headaches and neck aches
- Pain around your temple or cheek areas
- Pain in and around your ear
- Sore jaw muscles
- Difficulty opening your mouth
The next step to take if you have the aforementioned symptoms is to seek treatment.
TMJ Treatment: Addressing the Causes and Finding a Solution
The following aspects of your life can cause TMJ. These include:
- Grinding your teeth
- High stress
- Excessive gum chewing
- Minor or major jaw trauma
- Misalignment of your jaw
The next step to take is to treat these causes. A qualified dentist will be able to find the appropriate ways to help you make lifestyle changes to remedy these TMJ causes, while also giving you medical treatment.
A dentist will be able to use the NTI™ appliance to help realign your jaw. This appliance is easy to wear and is extremely comfortable. The appliance is hassle-free, as it just realigns your jaw while you wear it at night. If you would like to learn more about TMJ causes and treatments, please see the following page:
What Makes A Qualified TMJ Dentist?
What makes a qualified TMJ dentist is both experience and knowledge. When your dentist understands TMJ and has experience in treating this disorder, he or she will be able to help you immensely. As such, Dr. Arnold would love to help you! Call his office today for a complimentary consultation at 219-962-5445.