TMJ/TMD Therapy- Baytown, TX
Escape Chronic Jaw Pain & Headaches
TMJ disorder can happen for a number of reasons, including jaw trauma, jaw alignment problems, or other muscular/joint issues. TMJ headaches often strike when under stress, most often due to the clenching of the jaw. The results can include ringing in the ears, ear and jaw pain, limited mobility of the jaw, loud jaw sounds, headaches, and pain in the neck, shoulders, and back.
TMJ treatment options can include a variety of things that can help alleviate symptoms, including:
- Pain medication
- Exercise routines
- Occlusal (bite) adjustments
- Occlusal splint therapy
- TENS treatment
TMJ and Headaches/Migraines
If you get inexplicable headaches, it could be related to your jaw. TMD (TMJ disorder) can cause a number of unpleasant symptoms, including headaches. Pain radiates from your jaw up into your head as well as other places like the neck, ears, and upper back. Dr. Dean Hutto at Aesthetic Family Dentistry in Baytown can help. Dr. Hutto focuses on a number of areas, including cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, and neuromuscular dentistry. He would be happy to meet with you and provide an assessment and consultation to help you determine how neuromuscular dentistry treatments for TMJ can help you alleviate headaches and other unpleasant symptoms.
Neuromuscular Dentistry: Migraine/Headache Treatment
If you are regularly suffering from severe, chronic migraines/headaches, we strongly recommend that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Hutto. He can assess the health of your TMJ and determine if dysfunction in this area may be contributing to your condition. When recommending further neuromuscular and/or restorative treatment, our goal is to decrease pain, bring back normal oral function, and help you regain your best quality of life.
Technology for TMJ Treatment
There are several technologies that Dr. Hutto may utilize to address the presence of TMJ disorder, including:
- EMG – Also known as electromyography, an EMG features electrodes that are placed over facial muscles and delivers precise impulses that help us determine your jaw’s optimal position.
- JVA – Also known as Joint Vibration Analysis, this advanced test will help us determine if your jaw joint has experienced significant damage.
- TSCAN – This advanced tool helps us quantify just how hard and/or how much the rows of teeth are touching.