Treating Headaches: TMJ Therapy

Do you suffer from frequent headaches and are unable to find a solution?

Most times there is a correlation between your headaches and oral health. TMJ is a common oral health concern among adults. Most patients don’t realize they have TMJ until they visit a specialist.  Jaw clenching and teeth grinding are two things that put you at a high risk for developing TMJ.

Dr. Richard Van Gurp will work with you to find the best solutions to reduce symptoms of TMJ and restore your quality of life.

If we suspect that your problems are from teeth grinding or jaw clenching, we may recommend these treatment options:

1.) A TMJ mouthguard is a removable device that is worn while you sleep. The goal is that this device is to prevent the teeth from coming into contact with each other. With a TMJ mouthguard, patients can prevent further damage to their teeth and jaw.

2.) If you are having temporal headaches, it is most likely caused by an unbalanced bite. Depending on the case, Dr. Van Gurp may recommend one or more options to eliminate your symptoms. Aligning your bite could include reshaping of the teeth, orthodontics, crowns, bridges, or implants. After a detailed consultation, Dr. Van Gurp will find the best source of treatment for your unique needs.

Do not let lack of sleep from TMJ get in the way of your work and social life. Getting enough sleep is crucial to having a productive day and staying healthy. Dr. Van Gurp will make sure you get the treatment you need.

If you would like to learn more about our treatment options, you can visit our Charlotte, NC dental office. To schedule an appointment, call (704) 209-9606 or request an appointment online. Visit Dr. Richard W. Van Gurp Cosmetic General Implant Dentistry for the care you need.