Do you suffer from jaw pain, sensitive teeth, headaches, neck and back pain?? In fact, you may even experience tingling and/or numbness in your fingers! If so, you may be one of the thousands of people who suffer with the same thing on a daily basis. They often seek treatment from a physician, headache clinics, or chiropractors. Many are on multiple medications trying to control their pains and headaches. Most individuals do not realize that their bite and jaw muscles may play an important role in their problems.
Fortunately, there is a solution that can ultimately change your life!
Clenching and grinding of the teeth may lead to sore, tired jaw muscles. It is these sore muscles that may cause, or contribute to their jaw pains and headaches. Many people will hold their teeth together throughout the day, and then will clench and grind even harder while they are sleeping. This is why you may wake up in the morning with tired, stiff jaws, and a headache. This is often referred to as “TMJ.” There are two major schools of thought when it comes to treating bites and “TMJ.” Without getting technical, one school of thought is based on centric relation. The other school of thought is based on neuromuscular dentistry. Dr. Luna has been fortunate to receive training in both areas. If you suffer from any of the symptoms of “TMJ,” Dr. Luna can discuss with you which treatment philosophy he believes would be in your best interest.
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You deserve a peaceful night’s sleep and a comfortable mouth and jaw. Get comfort and relieve the jaw pain and those pesky headaches by combating your clinching and grinding habit head on.
Contact Diamond Smiles today to schedule an appointment!