TMJ/TMD Headaches/Migraines

Do you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines? Have you been diagnosed with TMJ or TMD? Avenue Dental Care offers a TMJ exam that evaluates the joint tissue around the hinge of the jaw. If there is any type of swelling or deterioration of the joint tissue, you may be experiencing pain. While painkillers can provide temporary relief for TMJ-related pain, more serious cases need to be treated with a mouth guard and specialized treatments.

Treatment Options for TMJ and TMD

Neuromuscular Dentistry

Neuromuscular Dentistry (NMD) builds upon traditional dentistry by evaluating the complex relationship between the teeth, the temporomandibular joints, and the masticatory (chewing) muscles. A Neuromuscular Dentist works on all of these areas to achieve a balanced relationship between the lower jaw and the skull. The teeth, joints, muscles, and nerves are a complex network, which is why people suffering from severe headaches and migraines may need to have some dental work done to correct the problem.

The ultimate goal of NMD is to relax the muscles and control the position of the jaw so it rests in its ideal position. We incorporate NMD in our treatment and can provide patients with a more comfortable and long-lasting solution for TMJ and TMD associated with dentures, or coordinate a complete smile makeover.

Dentures

NMD can help to eliminate some of the common problems denture-wearers experience, such as difficulty chewing and speaking. This can extend the time that the denture will fit properly before it needs to be replaced.

Smile Makeovers

A smile makeover is designed to correct all aspects of your smile by enhancing its appearance and also restoring optimal function. The treatment plan may include addressing the teeth, gums, and proper jaw alignment.

Call Avenue Dental Carefor more information about TMJ, TMD, and chronic headache treatments.

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