My first lockjaw episode sent me to the ER in a panic. Not being able to open my jaw made me claustrophobic and anxious. The only recommendation from the hospital was to take ibuprofen, use a warm towel compress, and an ENT referral.
Neuromuscular dentistry uses the relaxed physiologic position of the head and neck muscles to place the jaw in its optimal position. This optimal position often does not correspond to the position in which the teeth fit together. By addressing this discrepancy, years of pain and suffering can be alleviated.
Do you look at yourself and see that your teeth are shorter than they once were? Do you ever experience an annoying ringing in your ears? Or worse yet, do you constantly suffer from stress headaches? If so, you may be experiencing some of the symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction, more commonly known as TMD. The temporomandibular joint is commonly known as the jaw joint or TMJ. It is a very complex structure that is located in an intricate area of bones that works in harmony with many areas of the body which all can be affected when it is not functioning properly.
Migraine and tension headaches are a health problem that seems to be more and more common. There are many factors that contribute to headaches and people often search far and wide for a solution. Often, people attribute their issues to allergies, vision problems, stress, or even neurological problems. Even when all of these issues are ruled out, many people still suffer from persistent headaches with no source of relief.