If you are a patient in London experiencing headaches, you may be suffering from TMD—temporomandibular joint disorder. TMD is a painful condition that is often mistaken for those recurring headaches. Teeth grinding can also cause serious problems with your jaw and if left untreated, this can adversely affect your teeth, gums and bone structures of your mouth.
Our Dentist in London Explains TMD
To help you better understand TMD and headaches in London, Dr. Rondeau shares with you important dental information. The temporomandibular joints are the points at which the lower jaw attaches to the skull, and are among the most complex joints in the human anatomy. If your jaw clicks or pops, this could be a sign of a TMJ disorder (TMD). Joint sound is one of the most recognized signs of TMD in patients in London and other areas. TMD symptoms include:
- Clicking and/or difficulty when opening and closing your mouth
- Frequent headaches
- Neck and/or shoulder pain
- Sensitive teeth when no dental problems can be found
- Jaw pain or stiff jaw when chewing, biting, eating or yawning
- Earaches without an infection
The pain and discomfort that is often caused by TMD may be severe, either intermittent or constant, and may last for several years. Dr. Rondeau also informs his patients in London that TMD symptoms may recur during stressful times, whether good or bad, which makes combatting your stress even more important. TMD involves conditions that affect the temporomandibular joint, jaw muscles and nerves on one or both sides of the head that may result in jaw pain, face pain, neck pain and head pain.
If you are noticing any pain, pay attention to where it is located, keep your teeth apart by placing your tongue between your teeth, stretch your jaw by gently opening and closing, and contact Dr. Brock Rondeau in London about TMD and headaches. Dr. Rondeau is available to help relieve your aches and pains caused from TMD.
How often do you experience headaches? Consider scheduling a consultation if your headaches are interfering with your life.