Do you have headaches that don’t quit, even if you take regular over-the-counter medications? Do you find that you have these headaches as soon as you wake up in the morning? Or maybe the headaches wake you up as you sleep? Are these headaches accompanied by your jaw or your neck or your shoulders also aching? Is it hard to open or close your mouth?
If so, you may have TMD. TMD is short for temporomandibular joint disorder. You may have heard this described as TMJ, but TMJ is simply the temporomandibular joint, not the pain associated with it. Those with pain in the TMJ are described as having TMD.
Dr. Wayne Harper and our well-trained caring team can offer you a TMJ treatment in Ocala that may eradicate your TMD issues for good by practicing Neuromuscular Dentistry. This TMJ treatment near Ocala and The Villages could be your ticket to freedom from headaches — once and for all!
We have helped numerous Ocala, Florida patients with eliminating the searing, debilitating pain of headaches caused by the misalignment of jaw and muscle. If tooth position and muscle position are at odds and creating this pain, we can help with TMJ treatment.
With perfect alignment comes the ideal harmony of jaw joints (TMJ) and jaw muscles, resulting in a balanced bite that doesn’t place any stress on the body. We now know that when the fine coordination of teeth, facial muscles and the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) are disrupted, the consequences are many and require TMJ treatment. These consequences can include:
- Back or neck pain
- Postural problems
- Jaw soreness
- Difficulty opening or closing your mouth
Thankfully, non-surgical neuromuscular dentistry has opened the way to relief from symptoms like these, and Dr. Harper, with his LVI training, is here to help the residents of Ocala, Florida. We offer a night guard that gives you protection in several ways. This TMJ treatment for TMD is something like a mouth guard that athletes wear when they play sports. It aligns the TMJ and can keep you from grinding your teeth. It also has “give,” so when you clench your TMJ down, it will pop back up before you can clench too hard. The clenching, as well as the grinding, is what causes the pain in your TMJ.
If you are suffering with your TMJ or have headaches, call us in Ocala today. We would like to do all we can, with TMJ treatment, to ease your pain and restore your great oral health!