How Can My Jaw Cause My Headache?

A TMJ disorder occurs when your jaw joint is not in proper alignment.  With this misalignment, the muscles in your jaw and face strain trying to compensate for your “bad bite”.  Running through your jaw joint and around the muscles of your jaw and face are the nerves that give sensation to your face, eyes, jaw, teeth, lips and tongue.  When your nerves are impacted by your strained muscles, the result is the headache pain that is making your life miserable.

T-Scan by Tekscan

T-Scan by TekscanWe will be able to show you the muscle strain in your jaw using our K-7 system, which measures the sound of your jaw joint, the motion of your jaw, and, most importantly, the stress in the jaw muscles. We can then show you how this muscle stress translates into imbalanced force on your teeth using our T-Scan digital bite registration, which shows the exact forces experienced by each tooth as you bite or clench.

Treat Your TMJ and Eliminate Your Headaches

TMJ disorders come with a host of symptoms:

  • Your jaw hurts when you eat or talk.
  • You can hear a popping or cracking noise in your jaw.
  • Your jaw feels tired all of the time.
  • You feel a persistent ache in your jaw.
  • Occasionally, your jaw that becomes locked.
  • You experience shoulder or neck pain.
  • You suffer from migraine headaches.

If you suffer from any of these symptoms, your jaw is not functioning properly, and it can wreak havoc. Fortunately, there is help.  Dr. Nancy Nehawandian at Topdown Dental in San Jose/Los Gatos has the training, experience and equipment to help you get to the bottom of your TMJ headache .

Get Relief From Constant Pain in Los Gatos

Topdown Dental can help you to find the answer to your headache pain. We’ll give your jaw and teeth a thorough examination, diagnose what’s causing your countless headaches, and start the treatment that will give you the relieve you have been seeking. To schedule an appointment, call our Los Gatos office at (408) 354-5600 or e-mail us.