TMJ / Headache Treatment
Headaches? Jaw pain? We can help
TMJ Disorder refers to problems that occur in the temporomandibular joint. Dr. Charles Flowers has years of experience handling TMJ disorders and has successfully treated many cases.
Symptoms of TMJ Disorder can include:
- Jaw pain
- Severe tension headaches
- Neck, back and shoulder pain
- Clicking or popping sound in the jaw
- Jaw may lock up on you sometimes
- Ringing in the ears
- Clenching and grinding of the teeth
What causes TMJ?
The most common cause of TMJ is a bite problem, although a jaw injury or teeth grinding can also be causes. When this joint isn’t working correctly it creates an unbalanced bite, which causes the muscles in your jaws to work harder to compensate for the bad bite.
Dr. Flowers takes your concerns seriously and will use his TMJ training and expertise to remedy your jaw misalignment with advanced treatment.
Successful treatment means that the damaged joint is put into the least traumatic position so any future pain or damage will be minimal. With mild cases of TMJ, this may be all that is necessary to relieve the condition.
TMJ Mouth Guard
Dr. Flowers will construct your TMJ mouth guard. When it is placed over the teeth it provides protection from grinding and stress.
Patients often report experiencing significant symptom improvement within a month while wearing a TMJ mouth guard.