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Don’t Let Headaches, Jaw Pain Ruin Your Days

tmj_treatment_1 Advanced Dental Center of Florence, SC | Dr. Joseph Griffin

Another morning and another headache. You wish this would stop happening. You just want to wake up feeling normal again.

After your morning routine, you decide to make a quick breakfast. Eating it, however, is another matter. As you start to chew, you can’t help noticing a twinge of pain in your jaw with every bite and chew. You give up about halfway through your meal.

This makes for a frustrating day … a frustrating life. It doesn’t need to be this way. Your headaches and jaw pain may be signs of a TMJ disorder. If so, our team in Florence, SC could have the solution to stop your suffering.

Keep reading to learn more about TMJ, or call 843-627-4076 to schedule a consultation at Advanced Dental Center.

Imagine Living Pain-Free

The headaches, jaw pains, and other problems that come with TMJ problems can interfere with your life in many ways. Severe headaches can make it difficult to focus on works. Migraines can even force you to withdraw instead of spending time with family and friends.

That’s not the life you want. That’s not the life we want for our patients, either.

With TMJ treatment, you can stop the pain. You can feel comfortable sitting down to enjoy a meal. You do the things you want to do again.

Understand What’s Happening

First and foremost, it’s important to know that TMJ issues can arise for multiple reasons. Often there are multiple factors contributing to someone’s problem.

Injuries to the jaw, infections, and alignment problems with your teeth or jaw can affect your problem. Another major factor for many people is teeth grinding. This is bad for your teeth as well, but it puts added pressure on your jaw joints, which can affect you in a number of ways.

When your jaw joints are stressed, it can cause headaches and jaw pain, as we’ve already noted. It also can lead to earaches, problems opening and closing your mouth, and clicking or popping sounds when you do open and close your mouth. You also can experience pain in your neck, upper back, and shoulders.

By taking steps to stop grinding your teeth, you can greatly reduce the consequences of having a TMJ disorder.

At Advanced Dental Center, our doctors can examine your teeth and offer a conservative treatment for your issues. We can create a custom-fitted nightguard that you can wear while you sleep. This can prevent the teeth grinding behavior that leads to your morning headaches and jaw pains throughout the day. Many of our patients have told us they noticed the difference in their daily lives within a few days or weeks after getting their nightguard.

Ease Your Burden

You shouldn’t live your life in pain. You don’t have to struggle with teeth grinding, jaw pain, or TMJ troubles any longer. Come to our Florence, SC, dental office to talk to our doctors about what we can do for you.

To request your appointment, call 843-627-4076 or contact us online.

Ending your pain is another way we can help you keep your smile for life.

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