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TMJ Disorder and Headaches

Your Jaw Could be the Cause of Your Headaches!

Woman with glasses holding her headIf you are suffering from inexplicable headaches, the alignment of you jaw might be to blame. Numerous studies have found a strong connection between TMJ disorder and headaches. Diagnosing and treating TMJ disorder could help you in a big way. If you are in Green Bay or the surrounding area, Dental Designs by Quandt can help.

How TMJ Disorder Causes Headaches

TMJ disorder, also known as TMJ dysfunction or TMD, results in bothersome and downright painful symptoms. Misalignment of the jaw joints can cause pain to radiate throughout the jaw, ears, head, and even the back. Many report that their pain tends to worsen during periods of increased stress. Often confused for tension headaches, these headaches are often the result of too much jaw clenching.

TMJ disorder can occur for a number of reasons, such as genetics, an accident or trauma to the face, or because of bruxism (teeth grinding). Whatever the cause, it is important to be aware that there are dentists who practice neuromuscular dentistry in Green Bay that can help. Dr. Scott Quandt is a skilled dentist with a vast expertise in treating TMJ disorder and helping people eliminate TMJ headaches, back pain, and other associated symptoms.

How We Can Help

Our practice actually specializes in this particular area of dentistry. We use only the latest neuromuscular dentistry technology and techniques to help patients overcome headaches associated with their jaw alignment. Contact us today for a TMJ consultation.