Why does TMJD hurt so bad? We hear that question a lot here and the answer is that TMJD is caused by an unbalanced bite which is basically a misalignment in how your teeth come together. This can start a series of reactions that may lead you to develop painful symptoms as associated with TMJ/TMD, migraines, headaches, and other bite-related disorders. It often follows this sequence:
A bite imbalance causes stress on the TM joint.
This stress can cause ligaments to stretch.
Muscles lengthen and shorten in order to adapt.
Muscle tissue forms trigger points that cause pain windup loops and refer pain to other parts of the body.
This pain eventually leads to inflammation, headaches, migraines, and a variety of other painful symptoms.
These painful symptoms can disrupt your life and take a toll on you socially, emotionally, and financially.
How can Dr. Bez, your Columbus TMJ Dentist, help?
By treating what’s at the root of the problem, not just the symptoms. We help reverse the unbalanced bite and aging process that leads to painful dysfunctions of the TMJ and dental foundation. We are equipped with the latest equipment to help diagnose whether you have a mild, moderate, or severe bite imbalance. If a bite imbalance is detected, we will outline a variety of effective treatment and therapy options personalized to help you reverse the bite aging process. Here is how we can help you: Avoid pain:
Jaw, tooth, face, neck and/or shoulder pain
Clicking or popping of the jaw and/or grinding of the teeth
Pain around or ringing and fullness in ears
Migraines, headaches, sinus pressure, and lack of draining
Loss of sleep, snoring, apnea, and constant tiredness
Avoid a costly toll:
Stress, anxiety, depression, and a sense of hopelessness
Negative effects on family life, relationships, careers, hobbies, and goals
Expensive therapies and even surgeries that only yield short term results
Additional harm caused by taking medication to mask the pain