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How TMD Causes Headaches

added on: March 19, 2015

TMD is one of the most common causes of migraine style headaches. Sadly, it is also one of the most commonly overlooked. This can result in overuse of headache medications while still failing to address the underlying cause of the condition. Unless TMJ is properly diagnosed, it is possible that these headaches will remain an unavoidable part of life for years to come.

If you suffer from chronic headaches, call Cedar Rapids neuromuscular dentist Dr. Blaine McLaughlin at 319-373-5082 to schedule your comprehensive TMD evaluation.

Jaw Misalignment

TMD refers to any condition that alters the alignment of your jaw. When the jaw is out of alignment, muscles tense, tendons and ligaments strain, and pressure is placed on key facial nerves. Unless muscles are relaxed, this pressure will remain and headaches will continue to occur. This makes addressing TMD one of the most effective ways to both address current pain and prevent it from coming back.

Dr. McLaughlin offers a number of headache treatments that can provide lasting relief from all TMD symptoms. The best way to learn which of these is right for your needs is by scheduling a neuromuscular evaluation at our Marion, Iowa office.

To schedule your Cedar Rapids headache treatment evaluation, please contact Dental Touch Associates today.

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