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Dr. Perrigo, and his son, Dr. Perrigo, are your best bet for delivering comprehensive dentistry solutions in the Hoover, Alabama area. This true family dental office can even handle the sort of things that other dentists may not be prepared to address.

Today, we’d like to talk about one such issue: recurring headaches (and the related neck pain, and sore jaws) linked to TMJ troubles.

If you are in the throes of that kind of misery, you may not even consider that it is an oral health problem, you just know that you want it to go away!

Keep reading, and then be sure to get in touch with our team to schedule your TMJ consultation with Dr. Perrigo (either of them)!

Aspirin Doesn’t Solve The Problem

Regular doses of aspirin may help take the edge off but it won’t be enough to provide complete relief from the agony caused by your chronic headaches.

And if you have you been to your general practitioner only to find that medical treatments only obscure the issue rather than offering salvation, you just might feel like giving up hope. But don’t!

The Dentist Can Help!

When it comes to headaches, there is another, less obvious, way to resolve your issues.

You can visit a highly-skilled dentist like Dr. Perrigo who is trained to diagnose and treat headaches with state-of-the-art oral appliances that are custom designed to fit your unique needs.

In our Hoover, Al dentist’s office, we treat patients all the time who come in complaining about headaches and others issues related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

Here’s the connection between headaches and your TMJ: we have found that patients with TMJ issues often clench or grind their teeth a night, a condition commonly called bruxism.

Another thing to consider: there may be alignment issues at work too or perhaps you have experienced some sort of seemingly unrelated trauma that agitated the TMJ.

Fortunately, no matter what brought you to this state, our team can effectively treat TMJ issues and/or chronic headaches using special mouth splints or mouthguards.

How It Happens

No two cases are ever the same, though there are always similarities. One device that we have had success using is the NTI splint. This special acrylic device is custom fit to your teeth and inhibits the molars from touching. You will just need to wear the device at night as a way to take the pressure off the TMJ.

You see, patients who clench or grind their teeth at night often do it involuntarily for hours at a time. Imagine the amount of constant pressure you are putting on your temple and TMJ! Not good!

Here’s what is good: the NTI device can quickly eliminate the pressure and begin relieving your headaches.

There are also other good options available here at Perrigo Dental Care.

When the source of your headaches is definitely due to an issue with your TMJ, we can create a custom fit appliance that will move the lower jaw in a more appropriate position.

We use digital X-rays and panoramic X-rays to diagnose and plan out treatments for your TMJ issues. Our TMJ mouthguard helps take the pressure off the TMJ and resolves clenching or grinding issues.

Reclaim Your Life Today!

You already know how headaches can negatively affect your life. We only hope that you will have been inspired by today’s post to let Dr. Perrigo help you reclaim your life.

Contact our office right away to schedule your TMJ/TMD evaluation at Perrigo Dental Care of Hoover, Alabama!

5-Star-Rated Hoover Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists
"Dr. Perrigo's office is wonderful. Their staff is so kind and thorough. They were absolutely wonderful to my elderly grandmother, and so attentive to her needs. I cannot recommend them enough. They even have early morning and Saturday hours."Bonnie H.
"This is by far the best dental group I have ever had. They make you feel like part of the family the minute you walk in the door. Dr. Perrigo is always available if you have a problem other than the usual dental check up. I must say something about my wonderful hygienist Christy. She is the absolutely best. We do more laughing than anything when I have my visits. I just truly love this group. Thanks for all you do."Faye W.
"Luke is a great dentist and his staff is very friendly. Highly recommended."Matt D.
"Outstanding service! Fresh and clean! Love this place. A family atmosphere!"Chad B.
"Very pleasant, efficient and professional staff who showed a sincere interest in me, both history and current problems. Additionally they were gentle during both cleaning and examination."Kathi W.
"Went in today for my bi-annual cleaning and check-up. I highly recommend them. I have been going to them for over 30 years."James S.
"Dr. Perrigo took time to explain options and did a wonderful job. Staff are friendly and kind. Highly recommended."John M.
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Perrigo Dental Care. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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The 5-star-rated cosmetic dentists and family dentists in Hoover, AL, of Perrigo Dental Care offer the most advanced dental care and orthodontic care for children and adults. Our dental care options included family dental care, teeth cleanings, gum disease treatment, wisdom teeth extractions, TMJ treatment, treatment for headaches, sleep apnea treatment, pain-free dental care, sedation dentistry, dental care emergencies, teeth whitening, dental bonding, veneers, dental bridges, dental implants, dental crowns, dental fillings, dentures, full mouth reconstruction, Invisalign and FastBraces. We can help fix your cracked tooth, chipped tooth or replace missing teeth. Call our conveniently located Hoover dental office to schedule your appointment with our dental implant dentists, cosmetic dentists and family dentists in Hoover, AL, at 205-822-7822.

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