All About TMJ, TMD, and Jaw Pain

Migraines and headaches can actually be caused by our jaw joint, otherwise known as the temporomandibular joint or TMJ. When we have issues with our jaw joint, this is known as temporomandibular dysfunction or TMD. We may feel this dysfunction present as clenching, having our bite feel “off,” or even as pain.

Luckily, Pantego Dental and Orthodontics Center has the latest technology available to treat these problems.

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T-Scan a.k.a. Tek Scan

Computer-aided “occlusal,” or bite, analysis is the most advanced technology available to treat cases of malocclusion - that is, an improper bite. An improper bite can transfer to the jaw. This creates both 1) jaw pain and 2) migraines and headaches. By treating the parts of your bite that are “off” - we can then alleviate the jaw pain and/or migraines and headaches by stopping the transfer of the “off” bite to the jaw joint.

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While an “off” bite can lead to migraines and headaches, shoulder and neck pain also masquerade as jaw pain and can create migraines and headaches as well. Our MLS Laser is the most advanced technology available to treat the trigger points in the muscles of the head, neck and shoulder that cause this.

Struggling with jaw pain?