Your jaw and your headaches

If you regularly wake up with a splitting headache, and have tried all the usual avenues to find out what’s wrong, maybe it’s time to come to Castle Lane Dental Care in Bournemouth.

TMD in BournemouthAbout 30% of adults in the UK suffer from temporomandibular disorder (TMD) at some point in their lives. This disorder of the jaw joint can leave you with pain in your head, neck and shoulders. That pain can also be present around the jaw joint itself, as well as sometimes being present just in front of the ear, and even in the ear itself.

If you have TMD, you may find that your jaw feels tight and that it pops or clicks and does not seem to open as wide as it should.

Sometimes these various pains and other symptoms can disappear as mysteriously as they arrived, but if you have had debilitating headaches or other pains for some time, you really need to get it checked out at the dentist.

What can the dentist do?

At Castle Lane Dental Care, we will do our best to find out what’s causing the TMD.

It could be that you are grinding your teeth at night. If this is the case, it won’t be just your jaw joint that is in trouble. After a while, your teeth will suffer too. The constant grinding can cause them to crumble and split.

Other causes include stress, a jaw joint injury, osteoarthritis, an uneven bite or even gout, rheumatoid arthritis or fibromyalgia.

Once we have established the cause of your TMD, we can offer a range of devices to help control it. We have devices that cover the teeth to prevent you biting down and grinding.

We also have a new device called Cerezen. This tiny device goes inside each of your ears and makes it uncomfortable for you to clench your teeth either at night or during the day.

So, why not take the first step to less pain and book a consultation to get to the root of your TMD? Soon, you will be on your way to waking up feeling fresh as a daisy.

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