TMJ and Jaw Pain Treatment
Fort Collins, CO
There are countless thousands of individuals who are currently suffering from jaw pain due to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, otherwise known as TMD. If you are one of those affected, you should know that there is now a breakthrough diagnostic and treatment system available that can get to the root of your problem. Treating the core of the issue can do much more than help to relieve the jaw pain you’re experiencing. It can also alleviate the associated conditions that often accompany TMJ dysfunction. TMD can lead to migraines, chronic headaches, neck problems, ear issues, sleep apnea and more. Since the pain and discomfort of these conditions can destroy your quality of life, it is paramount that you visit Fort Collins Headache Center, where we can pinpoint the problem and treat it.
A malfunctioning temporomandibular joint can be the reason for your headaches and other conditions for many reasons. TMD is often the result of poor tooth alignment, which causes both uneven tooth wear and an unnatural bite pattern. These dental imbalances create radiating pain in the head, neck and facial area. This pain is misread as a headache or an earache or one of the other associated conditions. TMD patients are also known to have a higher propensity of grinding their teeth, which is medically referred to as bruxism. Bruxism puts stress on the TMJ and leads to fatigue, perpetuating the pain cycle once again.
With the many problems TMD can cause, the body’s natural response is to send out pain signals to indicate that something is wrong. As previously mentioned, these pain signals can often be in the form of chronic headaches and migraines. What’s more, these headaches can occur with great frequency. The severity can be anywhere from mild to severe. TMD is not only painful, but in the longer term can also deteriorate the teeth and the jaw itself, making for worse headaches and pain the longer the problem is allowed to continue. By getting your TMD diagnosed and treated earlier, there is time to stop the progression of deterioration and even reverse the damage done.
One of the most effective methods ever devised to diagnose and treat the cause of these TMJ related issues is the breakthrough TruDenta system. With this advanced tool the experts at Fort Collins Headache Center are able to assess the entire head and neck region and find out where your problems lie. We are able to specifically target our treatments to correct the problems that are creating your pain. There is no other diagnostic exam that can as capably assess your craniofacial pain, allowing us to see the underlying cause. Gone are the days of treating TMD symptoms in a scattershot manner, without understanding the precise problem that’s causing them.
The good news is that you don’t have to live with TMJ related pain any longer, contact Fort Collins Headache Center today for an assessment. After a short 20-minute exam we can tell you whether you’re a candidate for our program. If you are, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you that will have you pain free in 12 or fewer weekly visits.
We also diagnose and treat patients with chronic headaches and migraines, neck pain, chronic earaches and tinnitus, sleep apnea, and all of the symptoms associated with these issues. Book an appointment with us at 970-672-8517, or use the online contact form here on the website. Through our advanced treatment system, we can restore your quality of life in 12 or fewer weekly treatments.