Dr. Ford Gatgens in Dickson, TN | Accent Smile Center

Our Dickson, TN Dental Office Can Stop TMJ from Giving You a Headache!

TMJ can have a number of symptoms, including headaches. At Accent Smile Center in Dickson, TN., we can help. Talk to us about your headaches, migraines, or other potential TMJ symptoms. They could be related to your jaw and TMJ treatment that eliminates this pain could be just an appointment away.

Why is jaw pain causing headaches? A number of things can be the cause of TMJ disorder. Headaches and migraines are one of the big ones and one of the ones many patients of Dr. Ford Gatgens don’t realize is connected to their temporomandibular joint. If you have migraines headaches and have other TMJ symptoms, they could be related.

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TMJ and Headaches: The Connection

Radiating pain from the temporomandibular joint can result in pain throughout the jaw, cheek, ear, and the head. Clenching your teeth as well as trying to compensate for TMJ pain can put stress on your ears, your neck, your back (back pain due to TMJ is more common than you might expect) and shoulders. A variety of TMJ treatment options could be helpful, including jaw exercises, medication, a tailor-made splint to be worn at night for prevention of clenching, and more.

Dr. Gatgens Can Help You Overcome TMJ

A TMJ assessment with Dr. Ford Gatgens in his Dickson, TN dental office can help you determine if migraines or other headaches are related to TMJ and can help you eliminate this problem through a variety of treatment options, including Botox, customized nighttime mouth guards that stop teeth grinding and nighttime clenching, and other elements of neuromuscular dentistry may also be recommended. Call (615) 800-3161 to book an appointment for help with TMJ as well as for other dental and oral health issues. Dr. Gatgens is a skilled Dickson, TN dentist with an excellent reputation in general dentistry, in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, as well as for help with neuromuscular problems like TMJ.

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