TMD and Headaches

Serving Patients in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Lawton, and Norman, OK

Headaches can have a wide range of causes. However, one of the most common sources of chronic headaches – TMD / TMJ – can’t be diagnosed or treated by a general physician. If you have painful, migraine-like headaches that have become gradually worse with time, you may be suffering from TMJ disorder.

 TMD involves a delicate jaw joint called the temporomandibular joint. When this joint is misaligned, it places stress on the tendons, muscles, and nerves of your neck and face. The resulting muscle tension can eventually cause the severe tension headaches that many of our patients experience. TMD headaches are often inaccurately diagnosed by primary doctors as migraines.

 Edmond, OK dentist Dr. Terry Bass and his experienced neuromuscular dentistry team can analyze the position of your jaw and determine whether or not it is misaligned. If you are suffering from TMD, Dr. Bass can help you obtain relief from your symptoms by stabilizing your bite with a neuromuscular orthotic – a small plastic device, worn like a retainer, that will train your jaw to find its best possible resting position.

 If you would like more information about TMD headaches and how they can be treated, please contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with experienced Edmond neuromuscular dentist Dr. Terry Bass, DDS. We can help you find lasting relief from your TMD / TMJ pain.