Migraines & TMJ Disorder

Migraine & TMJ Treatment

West Lafayette, IN

The Dental, Sleep & Migraine Treatment Center of West Lafayette, Indiana is dedicated to finding answers to your chronic migraines and TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) pain. Please contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation.

Every day our office evaluates and treats patients for headaches, migraines, and other symptoms commonly associated with TMJ / TMD (Temporomandibular Dysfunction). These chronic conditions can negatively affect your overall quality of life. Do you ever experience any of the following symptoms?

  • Headaches
  • Neck or Shoulder Pain
  • Jaw Popping
  • Loose Teeth
  • Grinding
  • Migraines
  • Jaw Pain
  • Ringing or Pain in the ears
  • Worn Down Teeth
  • Poorly Aligned Teeth
  • Jaw Clicking
  • Ear Congestion
  • Numbness in Finger Tips
  • Difficulty Opening
  • Postural Problems
  • Clenching
  • Difficulty Closing
  • Airway Breathing Problems

     

If you said yes to one or more of the above symptoms, you may be suffering from malocclusion, which is a misalignment of the teeth.

If you have been searching for a non-invasive, non-surgical, and highly successful method of treating your pain without medications, contact our dental office in West Lafayette, Indiana for your complimentary evaluation now.

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What is causing my pain?

What causes headaches, migraines, and other TMJ-like symptoms to occur?

These painful symptoms occur because of the relationship between the jaw, the muscles, and how the teeth fit together. When the teeth are maligned, it sets a domino effect into motion. This misalignment, or malocclusion, makes our jaw joints fit awkwardly against the base of the skull. This goes on to affect our muscles as well. They become stressed, and pain, like headaches, is the result.

What can be done for me?

What can be done for me?

Solutions to these painful symptoms differ based on the individual symptoms being experienced. Most commonly, we use advanced mandibular scanning in order to see how to achieve the best jaw position and lower muscle stress levels. These scientifically proven treatment methods are noninvasive with highly successful and measurable outcomes. 

The Treatment Process for TMJ, Headaches, and Migraines

Neuromuscular dentistry is concerned with the alignment of the teeth, muscles, and jaw joints and how they fit together. When these are out of alignment, you may experience the following:

  • Migraines and Headaches
  • TMJ
  • Jaw Pain
  • Clicking and Popping Jaw
  • Facial Pain
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Ringing in the Ears
  • Ear Congestion
  • Loose Teeth
  • Worn Down Teeth
  • Clenching or Grinding Teeth
  • Difficulty in Opening your Mouth
  • Tingling in the Fingertips
  • Postural Problems
     

With the help of advanced technology, our dental office in West Lafayette, Indiana has the ability to seek out and diagnose problems with how your teeth fit together. We use a combination of these advanced tools including:

  • Tomography
  • Sonography
  • Electromyography
  • TENS unit 

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The Treatment Technology for TMJ, Headaches and Migraines

Tomography 
A tomogram is a kind of x-ray that helps us see your jaw joint in detail. This will give us a picture of what’s going on so we can find the right solution for you.

Sonography 
Sonography, or joint vibration analysis, will listen for noise in your jaw joint as you move it in various different ways. This will help us determine where noise is being produced in the jaw and if it occurs while opening or closing your mouth.

Electromyography
Electromyography measures the electrical activity of your muscles. The level of electrical activity corresponds to the stress levels of your muscles. A TENS unit can be used to reduce any stress we should find. The TENS unit is worn for around an hour. After your muscles are relaxed, we measure your stress levels again to make sure you receive the best results.

Once we determine that you are a candidate for neuromuscular therapy, we will take a bite in your relaxed position so we can make an appliance to allow you to close to your relaxed position. With the appliance in place, the muscles can retrain themselves and the jaw joint can heal. After the neuromuscular therapy is complete, we’ll develop a treatment plan so you can keep your bite in this new position. 

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