Chronic headaches, migraines, TMJ/D, tinnitus and other pains of the head, neck, face and jaw could be caused by improper or unbalanced dental forces.
Headache disorders impose a recognizable burden on sufferers including sometimes-substantial personal suffering, impaired quality of life and financial cost. Repeated headache attacks and constant fear of the next one damage family life, social life and employment.
The long-term effort of coping with a chronic headache disorder may also predispose the individual to other illnesses. For example, depression is three times more common in people with migraine or severe headaches, than in healthy individuals.
Dentists are trained to fix your teeth, straighten your teeth, whiten your teeth and even replace your teeth. Now, some dentists are also trained and equipped to diagnose and treat symptoms caused by the complex forces that operate and control your head, mouth, jaw and teeth. With one system, called TruDenta, dentists are able to quickly examine your bite and range of motion. They can also show you the source of pain.
The head and mouth are home to a myriad of nerves, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and bones, which affect not only your teeth, but your overall health and well-being. The forces, which are created by these elements, when not properly balanced, can result in various symptoms. These include chronic head, neck and face pain, clenching, grinding, tinnitus, broken teeth, clicking/popping of the jaw and many other symptoms.
Headaches, migraines, clenching, grinding, broken teeth and other symptoms are often the result of unbalanced forces within the mouth, head, neck and jaw. TruDenta is a new system, which examines, diagnoses and treats the dental force related symptoms experienced by tens of millions of patients has only recently come into being.
In a 20-minute examination, you can have a diagnosis and actually see the potential reasons for your pain and other symptoms. These may include
Headaches (chronic or irregular)
Clicking/popping of the jaw joints
Clenching and grinding (bruxism)
Tinnitus (ringing of the ears)
Muscle tension and pain in the face and neck
Sensitive teeth due to overloaded forces
Uneven tooth wear and cracking
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD)
Limited range of head/neck motion
Ear pain not from infection
All of the above symptoms, as well as others, can be the result of force related issues within the head, neck and jaw. The jaw joint (temporomandibular joint) is the most complex joint in your body.
When operating correctly, the jaw and its muscles should painlessly exert massive forces within your mouth. Your jaw and teeth are living, growing tissues. Teeth grow, wear and move throughout your lifetime. They can become affected, like any other tissues, if the forces (muscles, tendons, nerves and ligaments) which power your jaw are unbalanced or creating improper forces. Many dental related problems can show up within your head, neck and jaw, not only associated with your teeth.