Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ disorder, can cause chronic headaches, intense facial pain, earaches, a stiff neck, soreness in the jaw, and more. This common condition can drastically diminish your quality of life, causing extreme pain that cannot be alleviated with over-the-counter remedies or even prescription pain medications. Fortunately, Dr. Greenbaum and his team in Bethesda, MD offer comprehensive TMJ therapy to not only relieve your symptoms, but to prevent further damage to your teeth and jaws. Learn more about how TMJ therapy can help you here.
TMJ Therapy for Headache Treatment
When you suffer from chronic headaches and migraines, every day can bring new challenges. Add in jaw pain, popping and clicking jaw joints, constant ear aches, and face and neck pain, and the symptoms can be unbearable. Often, these debilitating pains are not caused by toothaches or any routine dental concerns, but by the misalignment of your temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Luckily, much-needed relief is available from Bethesda’s premier dentist, Dr. Greenbaum.
Dr. Greenbaum can provide you with the relief you have been searching for. The improper alignment caused by TMJ can easily irritate the TMJ joints and nerves that surround your smile. This irritation often leads to the symptoms listed above, which can interrupt your busy schedule and quickly progress into a much larger issue. No one should have to go through life worrying about when their next migraine will strike, or have the displeasure of a headache that there is simply no solace from.
TMJ Therapy Prevents Further Damage
But the discomfort that TMJ can cause does not simply stop with a popping jaw or a splitting headache. The misalignment caused by TMJ has also been known to cause bruxism, which is where your teeth will grind, sometimes even in your sleep without you being aware. This grinding can contribute to the wear and tear of your teeth, making it far too easy for a tooth to break or become damaged beyond repair.
Those who suffer from TMJ disorder should not have to suffer in silence. Dr. Greenbaum utilizes the most advanced dental techniques to alleviate this issue, including a Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation (TENS) unit that can help diagnose this misalignment, followed by a K-7 machine to help record your jaw’s proper alignment. All these treatments can be fully explained by your Bethesda dentist, Dr. Greenbaum, and he can perform a thorough diagnosis and plan the best course of action in order to get you relief.
TMJ Therapy Dysfunction Symptoms
Tell Dr. Greenbaum if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Headaches or migraines
- Pain around your eyes
- Sinus problems
- Tinnitus (ringing ears)
- Pain in and around the jaws
- Stiffness in the neck, shoulders, or back
- Numbness in the fingertips
- Vertigo (dizziness)
- Habitually grinding and/or clenching teeth
No matter how many different specialists you may have seen for your headaches, Dr. Greenbaum can help. No matter how many different therapies or over-the-counter medicines you may have tried to take care of your migraines, Dr. Greenbaum can help. For the best relief from the headaches, migraines, and the everyday aches and pains caused by TMJ disorder, rely on Dr. Greenbaum and the professional staff at Bernard L. Greenbaum, DDS.
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