Constant Headaches? It Could Be TMJ Disorder!
Don’t Let Jaw Pain and Headaches Ruin Your Life
Do you suffer from mystifying and difficult to treat headaches, facial pain, migraines, jaw clicking and tension, and upper body pain? You are not alone. In the United States, about 45 million people report having regular headaches. We have found that these headaches and upper body pains are frequently linked to temporomandibular joint disorder (also known as TMD or TMJ disorder).
Using Dr. Booker’s experience and expertise, we offer special TMJ treatments to help stop TMJ pain. We use the relaxed position of the muscles of the head and neck to place the jaw into an optimal physiologic position. Twenty-five years of research and clinical experience have shown this position to be effective in treating patients with head and neck pain.
Treating TMJ for Total Jaw Relief
We use the practice of centric relation to gently and non-invasively get your jaw back into its ideal state of painlessness and balance. Centric relation is the universal placement of the jaw—relaxing the jaw to the most comfortable, natural, stable position without muscle splinting.
TMJ Symptoms & Diagnosis
Headaches, Jaw Pain, Clicking, Popping
We believe that there is a direct relationship between oral health and chronic pain. A triad of factors affects TMJ health—the teeth, the muscles, and the temporomandibular joints (TMJs). And those who suffer from TMJ disorder have a structural imbalance in their jaw-to-skull relationship.
If you suffer from any of the following TMJ symptoms, you may be a candidate for TMJ treatment:
- Headaches or migraines.
- Stiffness or soreness in the neck, shoulders, and back.
- Tingling of the fingertips.
- Sensitive teeth.
- Clenching or grinding.
- Ear congestion.
- Ringing in the ears.
- Limited mouth opening.
TMJ Treatment Options
Technology and Techniques
Dr. Wes Booker has studied advanced techniques to help his TMJ patients find long-lasting relief from TMJ syndrome without using the masking effects of pain killers. He offers a variety of non-invasive treatments for any TMJ disease! Dr. Booker will determine the optimal position of the jaw by measuring the relaxed position of the head and neck muscles, and then repositioning the jaw to achieve those exact measurements.
One of the options we offer is the NTI Tension Suppression System. The NTI is a custom-made device fitted to your front teeth to prevent headaches and migraines by reducing nighttime teeth clenching. You will wear it for about two weeks until the muscles have relaxed into their natural position. The NTI is a drug-free alternative to reducing headache pain and migraine-related episodes. This safe and effective device is simple to use, requires no surgery and has no side effects.
Call Us Today for TMJ Pain and Headache Relief!
We’re excited to help you find relief from TMD and get feeling better today. Call our office at Dental Designs of Owensboro to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled dentists.