Do you ever have recurrent headaches? When you wake up, do you ever have a tired or sore jaw? Would you be interested in learning that these problems might actually be caused by dental issues? Similarly, did you know that our team could help you cope with these problems?
Sadly, a very common cause of headaches and tight or painful jaws is actually grinding your teeth—which is also called bruxism. Sadly, people with bruxism may not even recognize that they are suffering from this issue because they grind their teeth while they’re asleep. In fact, if your teeth grinding isn’t treated, you could eventually lose one or more teeth and could cause more dental issues.
TMJ disorder is another common culprit of sore jaws and frequent headaches. If you suffer from this disorder, moving your jaw could actually be very uncomfortable. You might also be unable to close or open your jaw entirely. TMJ disorder tends to impact the joint that controls your jaw’s movement.
Anxiety is another reason you could be suffering from headaches. As you may know, several people actually clench their pearly whites if they’re nervous or scared. This can negatively impact your teeth because it can lead to chips and cracks. Unfortunately, clenching your teeth will put pressure on your jawbone.
Luckily, if you are suffering from any of these problems, or are interested in learning more about a damaged TMJ in Austin, Texas, please don’t hesitate to give our office a call at 512-258-1636. Our oral surgeon, Dr. Dale Gallagher, and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have. We look forward to meeting with you soon.