TMJ and Jaw Pain Treatment – Charlotte, NC
Over the past 15 years, Dr. Robert Harrell has treated countless patients who suffer from jaw pain or TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). In fact, many people who experience chronic headaches are unknowingly dealing with one of the most common symptoms of TMD. These headaches, however, are anything but common.
Jaw pain, headaches and migraines caused by TMD require unique diagnosis and treatment skills. Because these headaches are triggered by an underlying physical disorder, it is essential to treat the root problem to stop the headaches and migraines from recurring. Too often, only the symptoms – the headaches themselves – are addressed.
Malfunction of the TMJ can cause headaches in a number of different ways. When the joint is compromised, proper tooth alignment is often disrupted. This can cause unnatural bite patterns and uneven tooth wear. Each of these occurrences can result in radiating pain throughout the neck, face and head. Also, many TMD patients clench or grind their teeth, particularly at night. This action puts tremendous stress on the TMJ that can cause chronic jaw pain and headaches. TMD can also lead to misalignment of the jaw itself.
The body’s natural response to any or all of these issues is to send pain signals to the brain. What typically results is a headache that can last from a matter of minutes to several hours and can range from mild to crippling. Even worse, the effects of TMD continuously deteriorate the condition of the teeth and jaws, increasing the frequency and severity of headaches as time goes on.
At Charlotte Headache Center, we are able to diagnose and treat your chronic jaw pain, TMJ, headaches, migraines and related ailments using the cutting-edge TruDenta system. Dr. Harrell is Charlotte’s leading TMJ specialist with the TruDenta system. Make an appointment with us now by calling 704-540-5850 or use the contact form above.
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