TMJ/ Headache Therapy

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Finding Relief from TMJ and Headaches

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Living with pain on a daily basis can be debilitating and frustrating and can even affect many different aspects of life, so my team and I are here to help you! We offer free TMJ or Headache Introductory Evaluations. Those who deal with TMJ or migraines often suffer in silence while missing out on important life events or appointments. MaconSmiles offers state of the art technology and treatment options for patients with frequent headaches or TMJ caused by clenching or grinding their teeth, allowing for the return to a normal lifestyle and respite from daily discomfort.

Treating Frequent Headaches or Migraines

MaconSmiles is one of the only Macon dentist offices that provides NTI tension suppression system therapy for patients. The NTI is a type of dental appliance that reduces the clenching of the teeth, otherwise known as bruxism. The NTI is designed to work with the natural opening reflex all humans have at the front of the mouth by keeping the back teeth from clenching together. Patients wear the NTI mouth guard overnight and/or during the daytime to inhibit grinding and to allow the muscles in the face, neck, and head to relax. Once those muscles are able to loosen up, many people find relief from migraine pain and are often even able to reduce the amount of prescription medication taken.

Treating TMJ

TMJ stands for the Temporomadibular Joint and a disorder can affect the jaw joint that allows for opening and closing of the mouth. When this joint becomes painful, it can lead to several different issues, including:

  • Damage of the joint tissue

  • Swelling

  • Earaches

  • Popping of the joint

  • Headaches

In some cases, TMJ can be treated with basic pain relievers or cold compresses. The team at MaconSmiles provides alternative treatment options for patients suffering from more severe cases of TMJ, which may include:

  • Mouth guards to prevent grinding

  • Orthodontic appliances to reposition the joint

  • Other more invasive treatment options

Our Evaluations

At MaconSmiles, we provide our patients with free evaluations for both TMJ and recurring headaches. Most of our patients begin with an introductory exam, but we also allow those who want to skip ahead to our full exam to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. We know that our patients want to return to their daily lives without constant pain, which is why we make it a point to provide a wide selection of treatment options. Same day appliances are often available!

Contact Us Today

Don’t put off relief from TMJ pain and headaches any longer. Our team is ready to help find the best solution for any pain associated with the mouth. Our convenient location in Macon, GA allows us to serve the surrounding communities of Forsyth, Gray and more, so call us today at 478-757-8714 to schedule a visit.

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