Find Headache Relief for TMD Headaches in Indianapolis
What Is TMJ and TMD?
TMJ stands for “temporomandibular joints.” Your temporomandibular joints connect your jawbone to your skull. They are the joints that allow you to move your mouth and are a necessary component to your overall oral health. Sometimes when these joints become overused, they can cause a temporomandibular disorder or TMD. TMDs are very painful and hard to live with.
If you are experiencing the following symptoms, it may be a sign that you are suffering from a TMD:
- Intense jaw pain.
- A stuffy feeling in the ears.
- Frequent headaches.
- Neck aches.
- A clicking or popping sound when your jaw moves.
- Face swelling.
- Muscle spasms.
- A change in the alignment of top and bottom teeth.
- Locked jaw or a limited opening of the mouth.
- Buzzing or ringing in the ears (tinnitus).
- Ear pain.
- Tired feeling in the face.
- Discomfort while chewing.
TMD/TMJ Treatment Options in Fishers
At Pence Family Dentistry in Fishers (just east of Carmel), we can help our patients who are suffering from TMD and alleviate their symptoms. Dr. Pence and Dr. Behner have the experience and technology to treat TMDs at our Indianapolis office.
We offer comprehensive services and relief to TMD patients, and we can help patients prevent more serious TMD issues from occurring with our TMD preventative care.
We use the NTI-tss chairside splint to reduce grinding and TMJ use. Sometimes TMDs can be caused when a patient grinds their teeth at night. The NTI-tss chairside splint is a special kind of mouthguard that will protect your teeth from damage and help treat or prevent a TMD.
Get Headache Relief with TMJ Treatment in Fishers, IN!
To find out more about our TMD treatment, or if you have any questions about your TMJ, you can contact us at our office. We would be happy to schedule an appointment for you or arrange for a consultation with Dr. Orey Pence or Dr. Dale Behner if you are in the Indianapolis area, including Carmel and Fishers!