Since June is National Migraine Awareness Month, our Farmington Hills dentist, Dr. Askari is doing her part to educate patients about the causes of headaches. For a condition which affects 28 million people in the United States, the National Headache Foundation speculates only half of those with migraines are accurately diagnosed and given treatment. While many factors contribute to headaches, you may be surprised to find that your Farmington Hills dentist can diagnose and treat some causes of migraines.
What is TMJ Dysfunction?
You have your temporomandibular joint, also called TMJ, to thank for your ability to speak, eat, and open your mouth; this jaw hinge joint connects your lower mandible to your skull. However, you also have your TMJ to thank for a variety of dental and overall health issues if you suffer from TMJ dysfunction, a condition related to jaw pain.
How Does TMJ Dysfunction Contribute to Migraines?
While headaches, ringing ears, tooth sensitivity, excessive cavities, and jaw popping may seem unrelated, these are all symptoms of TMD, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Migraines are one of the most debilitating effects of jaw issues. In fact, as many as half of migraine sufferers surveyed by the National Headache Foundation reported missed work days or school because of severe headaches.
How Can Our Farmington Hills Dentist Alleviate Chronic Headaches?
If you are one of the millions who suffer from migraine headaches, our Farmington Hills dentist can help. TMJ dysfunction is caused by a variety of dental health conditions from misaligned bite to chronic teeth grinding. With a TMD diagnostic procedure, Dr. Askari can find the source of your jaw pain issues and provide accurate TMJ treatment to help alleviate the symptoms of your temporomandibular joint dysfunction including migraine headaches.
TMJ Treatment in Farmington Hills
This Migraine Awareness Month, learn more about how to improve your quality of life with TMJ treatment from Comfort Dental Spa. You can contact our Farmington Hills dental office by calling (248) 474-6434. We serve patients of ALL ages from Livonia, Novi, Farmington Hills, Dearborn, and the surrounding Detroit communities.