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How TMJ causes Headaches

Headaches are one of the most common symptoms of TMJ, and certainly among its most debilitating. TMJ headaches are similar to migraines and can interfere with nearly every aspect of your life. Unfortunately, typical migraine treatments will not address the underlying problem of TMJ, allowing for future occurrences to be just as incapacitating.

Dealing with TMJ headaches requires dealing with TMJ itself. Tarrytown neuromuscular dentist Dr. Wanda Mejia is pleased to offer a number of TMJ treatment options that can not only eliminate current pain, but help prevent future headaches altogether.

Trigeminal Nerve

Fotolia_95272051_Subscription_Monthly_900The trigeminal nerve is responsible for nearly all sensation in your face and head. When the jaw is misaligned, pressure is placed on this nerve which can result in pain sensations throughout the face. What’s more, misalignment can cause excess muscle tension, allowing facial strain to exacerbate headache symptoms. Combined, these issues can cause unforgiving pain on a regular basis.

Neuromuscular dental migraine treatments restore alignment to the jaw – thereby eliminating muscle tension and pressure on the trigeminal nerve.  During your TMJ treatment consultation with Dr. Mejia it will be determined which solutions can best address your issues and help restore lasting comfort.

If you live in or around Greenburgh and are suffering from TMJ, please call (914) 332-4402 or contact Advanced Dentistry of Tarrytown today. Dr. Mejia provides customized TMJ treatment options for people living in Tarrytown, Westchester, White Plains, and surrounding areas of New York State.