26 May

TMJ Can Be A Leading Cause Of Migraines in London

Do you suffer from migraines? Are you tired of waking up every morning with a headache? If so, we may be able to help.
Sometimes, headaches, ear ache and migraines can be linked to TMJ disorder; this is an umbrella term used to describe pain associated with the TMJ, the temporomandibular joint. This joint is one of the most frequently used joints in the body and it is responsible for bringing about a number of important actions, including opening and closing your mouth. You can feel the TMJ in action if you simply put your fingers on the side of your face in front of your ear lobes and then open and close your mouth.
What is TMJ disorder?
TMJ is a term used to describe pain in and around the joint. It can be caused by problems with the bite, which is the way the top and bottom arches of teeth fit together, or by issues such as tooth grinding or clenching. The symptoms include pain in and around the jaw, restricted movement and stiffness, ear ache, shoulder and neck pain and headaches.
Tooth grinding
Tooth grinding is also known as bruxism and it occurs when you clench or grind the arches of the teeth together. Bruxism can result in tooth wear, but it can also contribute to the symptoms of TMJ disorder. Often, teeth grinding is associated with stress or anxiety and many people are unaware that they grind their teeth until somebody else tells them, as it tends to be a subconscious action, which happens during the night.
If you grind your teeth and this is resulting in jaw, neck or shoulder pain, headaches or migraines, we can help. We can fit a tailor-made mouth guard, which will help to prevent the teeth from clashing during the night and enable you to enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep, as well as clear head the next morning. Call us today to find out more and book your consultation.