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Help for TMJ Headaches, Jaw Pain in Holland

added on: February 21, 2013

TMJ and TMD are acronyms for a disorder of the temporomandibular joint, the hinge-like joint that attaches your jaw to your skull. If you clench your jaw, or if it sometimes locks or feels stuck, you may have developed TMD. It can cause pain, headaches, and ringing of the ears as well.

TMD in Holland is partially diagnosed from the symptoms and complaints reported by our patients. The possible symptoms are wide-ranging, but the most reported are:

  • Persistent pain in the face, neck, or shoulders
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Jaws that “lock” in an open or closed position
  • Unusual clicking or popping sounds
  • Worn, chipped or cracked teeth
  • Pain or soreness around the jaw joints
  • Congestion or stuffiness of the ears

At Huisman Family Dentistry in Holland, we use MRIs, CT scans, and even Doppler sound recordings to measure the movement and function of your jaw. Once we know exactly how your bit is misaligned, we can recommend appropriate treatment options to relieve your pain. We can smooth or build the surfaces of your biting teeth, replace them with crowns, or fit you with a mouthguard to help prevent clenching and grinding your teeth.

Don’t let consistent pain, headaches, and muscle tension impact your life. Call our Holland dental office at 616.396.5919 if you are experience any of the symptoms of TMD/TMJ.

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