What do headaches, migraines, and jaw pain have in common? These are all symptoms that can result from grinding or clenching your teeth, a condition we often refer to as chronic bruxism.
When you grind or clench your teeth, you’re not always aware of it . . .
Sometimes grinding or clenching develops as a bad habit. At other times, it’s in an attempt to alleviate some other pain. You may even find yourself doing it when you feel focused or stressed. Whatever the reason may be, there are potential health complications that can come from grinding and clenching your teeth.
Such health complications include temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, a condition that causes inflammation and pain around the area of the jaw joint.
How Can Seaport Family Dentistry Help Me?
Has anyone told you that you grind your teeth? Do you ever catch yourself clenching your teeth?
The dental experts at Seaport Family Dentistry provide a number of solutions to help alleviate your pain and improve the quality of how you feel.
For immediate headache relief, we often recommend a revolutionary dental device known as the NTI-TSS (Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition- Tension Suppression System), which many of our patients cite as highly effective!
Each of our dentists has also trained under the American Academy of Facial Esthetics in the use of Botox, which can provide long-term relief for your headaches and migraines! Our dentists are highly proficient in locating muscle trigger points; and once these points are identified, we might discuss the use of trigger point injection therapy with you.
Don’t continue to accept chronic headaches or a painful jaw as simply part of your everyday life!