How Do I Get Rid of My TMJ Migraine?

Dr. Mike DeldarTMJ, TMJ Migraines, TMJ/TMDLeave a Comment

If you suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, chances are you also suffer from migraines. Are you tired of experiencing this double-whammy? Facial joint pain and a migraine? I want my TMJ Migraine to Stop! Pain in the TMJ usually involves tenderness in your chewing muscles, clicking joint sounds when you open your jaw, and sometimes limited jaw movement. As TMJ joint pain affects face and mouth structures and muscles, it often triggers a migraine as well. Then the migraine interrupts your life and usually sends you to a quiet dark room to recover while you miss out on other … Read More

How Stress & Anxiety Can Induce TMJ Disorder

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Stressed Lady in Pain

The societal and economic disruptions caused by COVID-19 come with a lot of stress, which understandably can affect your overall health. This can easily lead to night grinding, which can induce a painful condition known as TMJ. Since COVID-19 declared a pandemic, we’ve had to adapt to a lot of sudden, unpredictable change and uncertainty about how things will look going forward.  A very common symptom of stress, besides headache, is bruxism — a condition where you unconsciously grind and clench your teeth and jaw muscles while you sleep. This can not only make sleep less rejuvenating, but it can … Read More

Stressed? Bad Headaches? It could be TMJ

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Stress and anxiety are natural responses to intense situations. While optimistic and positivity should be embraced in relation to COVID-19, the pandemic has understandable amplified stress and anxiety for many. The pressure can easily trigger physical ailments, such as headaches and migraines. However, you may be suffering a TMJ headache without even realizing.  Chronic worry can contribute to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, also known as TMJ disorder. TMJ disorder is the improper function of your temporomandibular joint that connects your jawbone to your skull. This dysfunction can trigger headaches and migraines. How Do You Know You’re Suffering from TMJ Headaches? … Read More

Is There a Link Between Sleep Apnea and TMJ? Our Sleep Apnea Dentist explains

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While Sleep Apnea and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders are very different things, you may be able to alleviate one by taking care of the other. If you suffer from sleep apnea, you know that it causes you to stop breathing throughout the night. This decreases the amount of oxygen that you intake and reduces the quality of sleep. If you don’t take care of a sleep apnea problem, you may face more significant issues such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, increased blood pressure, sleep deprivation, and more. TMJ or TMD is a problem with the main jawbone. Frequently, those with TMJ … Read More

Having Difficulty Chewing? It Could Be TMJ Disorder

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Have you found that it’s hard to chew? Do you experience pain or difficulty chewing or swallowing? Our Indianapolis TMJ dental office often sees patients with these symptoms. Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your skull to your jawbone. This sliding joint allows you to open and close your mouth. Improper function of the TMJ can cause difficulty chewing, pain, stiffness, and other symptoms.  Reasons Why You May Be Having Difficulty Chewing If it’s hard to chew, then it’s worth seeing a dentist as soon as possible. Difficulty chewing can be caused by several different conditions, including:  Trauma or injury.  Osteoarthritis … Read More