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Three Secrets to getting rid of those chronic headaches

Do you suffer from intense and frequent headaches? At Image Dental we can help?

If you wake up feeling exhausted, are fatigued throughout the day and suffer from constant severe headaches and migraines, you may be a silent sufferer of TMJ syndrome. At Image Dental in Applecross we want our patients to stop enduring pain and start to actively fight back ? enabling you to reclaim your quality of life. We do whatever we can to diagnose and treat your Temporomadibular Joint (TMJ) syndrome, so you can effectively work, live and laugh without chronic head pain.

If you suffer from severe headaches and migraines, continue reading to discover the top three secrets to eliminating your head pain.

Secret 1 ? Understand the symptoms of TMJ syndrome so you can take action against it?

TMJ syndrome is often called the silent syndrome? since it can be extremely difficult to know if you even have it! Many people who suffer from TMJ syndrome often are unaware that it is the cause for all their facial discomfort.

Some symptoms of TMJ syndrome include:

  • Headache, jaw or facial pains ? Since nearly 80% of our patients complain of this, headaches are the most common symptom of TMJ syndrome that has been noted at our Applecross dental practice.
  • Neck, shoulder and back pain
  • Clicking, popping or grating sounds in the jaw joint
  • Snoring or trouble sleeping
  • Ear pain

Secret 2 ? Gain a full understanding of the causes of TMJ syndrome so you can help us treat you?

The TMJ is the joint that is located just in front of each ear. When there is something irritating this joint, it can create a myriad of issues that cause pains and discomfort in the head and face. Some causes of this syndrome are:

  • Excess wear and tear ? When these joints are used too much in abundance, such as tooth grinding or the constant clenching of teeth, this can aggravate the joints and lead to TMJ syndrome. Usually this kind of use of the jaw is because of stress, so if you are feeling stressed and experience headaches as a result, it may help to de-stress and wind down from the day to alleviate your head pain.
  • Injury ? If you have experienced trauma or injury to the joint, it can contribute to your TMJ pain.
  • How you sleep ? It may seem simple, but the way in which you sleep could be contributing to those awful chronic headaches! For example, sleeping on your stomach means your head is forced to rest at one angle, which places pressure on your neck and TMJ.

Secret 3 ? Visit us at Image Dental to discover the best treatment to help solve your TMJ syndrome?

Many Australians who suffer from chronic head pain do not often link this with visiting the dentist. At Image Dental in Applecross, we can offer you a dental solution to your medical issue, by expertly finding the source of your pain and diagnosing your TMJ syndrome. Once diagnosed, we can sit with you to assess your individual condition and decide on the best possible treatment for you.

Don?t allow those awful headaches to rule your life any longer, with the help of Image Dental, we can provide you with high quality TMJ syndrome treatment so you can be liberated from restrictive facial aches and head pains.

For more information on our TMJ treatment or to book an appointment at our Applecross dental practice, please do not hesitate to contact us.