Find Headache Relief TMD/TMJ in Derry, NH
Are you experiencing headaches that you are finding difficult to handle, even if you take proper medication? Are your headaches accompanied by sore, sensitive, or worn down teeth, tooth pain, a sore jaw, or an inability to open or close your jaw?
If you are suffering from this type of pain, inconvenience, or headaches, it could be you have TMD. Many people think that the term “TMJ” describes the pain you may be feeling. However, TMJ is simply the shortened version of the name of your jawbone: the temporomandibular joint. TMD stands for the disorders associated with your TMJ.
TMD can be inconvenient, but it can also be very painful and cause a lot of subsidiary problems. We offer a TMJ treatment we consider to be very effective for people in the Derry, NH; Manchester, NH; and Londonderry areas.
What is this TMJ treatment? This TMJ treatment is a mouthguard, especially made for TMD or problems with your TMJ.
What are TMJ treatment mouthguards to treat TMD?
Here at the Vanguard Dental Group, we use custom mouthguards to treat TMD. You wear these mouthpieces at night for efficient headache relief. TMJ treatment mouthguards have two main purposes:
They keep your teeth from grinding, which is one main problem people with TMD struggle with. People with TMD often suffer from bruxism, which is constant teeth grinding that usually continues while they sleep. This teeth grinding can not only cause TMD, it can wear down your teeth, causing other dental issues down the road. Teeth grinding can also contribute to stress and headaches; thus, with a TMJ mouthguard, your headaches may abate.
Mouthguards to treat TMD also have a system that when you bite down, it keeps you from being able to repeat that through the night. The stress of your mouth biting down and popping back up is part of the problem—but a TMJ treatment mouthguard will keep that in check. The mouthguard to treat TMD keeps your jaw from working throughout the night and causing you more pain.
TMD is usually a result of stress, so we will partner with you to see if we can give you some ideas on how to relieve stress. However, severe TMD usually requires the TMJ treatment mouthguards as well as other more organic methods.
Call Vanguard Dental Group for TMD and Headache Relief Today
If you suffer from TMD, have headaches, or your TMJ is sore, call today! We serve the people in Londonderry, NH; Manchester, NH; Derry, NH; and the surrounding areas.