Dentist Dr. Mike Deldar at Deldar Dental, a Noblesville IN dental clinic, serves the communities of Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, Lapel, Hamilton County, and surrounding areas.

TMJ Migraines Noblesville IN

OH, THOSE NASTY MIGRAINES...

ABOUT MIGRAINES AND HEADACHES

A headache is when you feel pain in your head or neck. However, a “headache” is a generalized symptom. Interestingly, your brain cannot feel pain, but it can generate the feeling of pain when pain-sensitive structures in your brain are overworked.

Sometimes a headache could be a migraine, but migraines are often severe and include pounding, throbbing pains that affect the entire head. You might also exhibit sensitivity to light, noise, or smells with a migraine.

Severe migraines might lead to dizziness, loss of appetite, nausea, blurred vision, and even vomiting for some patients. Worse, migraines can last up to 72 hours if they are untreated – though the average is less than four. While you might have a headache a few times a week, migraines are much less frequent and typically strike a few times per month.

THE TMJ AND MIGRAINE CONNECTION

TMJ, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge on your jaw that connects the jaw to the skull. It is what gives you the ability to chew, talk, laugh, yawn, and open wide in the dentist’s chair for your annual checkup.

Your TMJ region does plenty of work, and while it is on the opposite side from the brain, the supportive muscles and tissues of the joint might cause debilitating headaches.

The pain generates in the joint (not your brain), then travels to other places in the skull, which cause your migraines, headaches, and discomfort.

Typically, the pain is the result of overuse of your jaw or when your two joints do not fit properly together.

TMJ IS NOT LIMITED TO THE JAW...

Migraines are one of the most common medical complaints and one of the most common TMJ symptoms. Tightness in the jaw can cause or contribute to tension headaches, migraine headaches, or neuralgias (facial pain).

By putting pressure on nerves and blood vessels, jaw muscles can initiate the neurochemical triggers that set off tension headaches and migraines, making these headaches more frequent, longer, and more painful. If you suffer from any form of chronic headaches, treating TMJ can be an important part of getting relief from your pain.
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Deldar Dental, a Noblesville IN Dental Clinic, provides family dentistry, cosmetic dental treatment options, restorative dentistry, neuromuscular dentistry (TMJ), dental implants, snoring & sleep apnea solutions, oral health prevention, periodontal gum care, sedation treatments, and orthodontics to the communities of Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, Lapel, Hamilton County, and surrounding areas.

 

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