Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, also known as TMJ, refers to the pain caused by tension in either the joint or muscles connecting your upper and lower jaw. TMJ can also potentially be caused by a misaligned bite. Commonly, people with TMJ also suffer from frequent headaches.
Unfortunately, those suffering with these symptoms tend to find few solutions to truly overcome their TMJ. Instead, doctors and dentists suggest ways to lessen the pain or provide temporary relief from the pain. Our 5-star-rated dentists can help with headache and TMJ treatment in Hoover, AL.
When you are diagnosed with TMJ, many doctors or orthodontists will immediately suggest jaw surgery. However, even jaw surgery may not permanently fix your TMJ! If the underlying cause is not addressed, surgery will only provide temporary relief.
At Perrigo Dental Care, Dr. Perrigo uses a bite simulator to check how your bite is aligned and what your jaw’s ideal alignment should be. Even if your teeth are straight, your bite can be adjusted using orthodontic treatment in order to align your upper and lower jaw appropriately. This option is non-invasive and should be the first solution for your TMJ and TMJ-related headaches.
If you suffer from TMJ, jaw pain, facial pain, or headaches, we invite you to schedule an appointment to be evaluated with our bite simulator. Call us at 205-822-7822 or click here to request an appointment today!
Come experience Perrigo Dental Care. You will see for yourself that our Hoover dentists offer 5-star-rated headache and TMJ treatment in Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook, Homewood, Pelham, Alabaster, Helena, Calera, McCalla, Trussville, Springville, Irondale, Birmingham Red Mountain area, Chelsea, Meadowbrook, Wine Ridge, Indian Springs, Leeds, Moody and Clay-Chalkville, AL.