Farmington Hills dentist, Dr. Aziza Askari, is well aware of the suffering that regular migraine headaches can cause in patients. Sometimes, the cause of a migraine can relate to the health and function of your temporomandibular joints (TMJs). This is an area where Dr. Askari can help patients to become free of chronic pain. Please read today’s blog if you would like answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about migraines in relation to your TMJs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. Is it TMJ or TMD?
A1. The clinical term for the condition that includes irritation and inflammation of your heavily used jaw joints is temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Many people refer to the condition as TMJ however, though this technically refers to the joint itself. We will be happy to help you no matter what you call the condition, however.
Q2. What is the purpose of a TMJ?
A2.Your TMJs provide you with the ability to open and close your mouth with ease. Speaking, eating, and opening your mouth are all possible because you have this hinge connecting your lower mandible to your skull. If you suffer from TMD, these basic functions can become too painful.
Q3. How Does TMJ Dysfunction Contribute to Migraines?
A3. The symptoms of TMD are many. They can even include tooth sensitivity and excessive cavities. Aches and pains all over from maxillofacial pain to neck and shoulder aches to headaches can be a side effect. Migraines, in particular, are one of the most debilitating effects of TMJ issues. There is hope, however. The issue can begin from problems such as a misaligned bite or chronic teeth grinding. Once your Farmington Hills dentist figures out the source of your jaw pain issues, a TMJ treatment plan can be designed to help alleviate the symptoms of your migraine headaches and any other symptoms from TMD.
TMJ Treatment from Farmington Hills Dentist
To learn more about how to improve your quality of life with TMJ treatment from Comfort Dental Spa, 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.