Those who suffer from chronic headaches often associate them with migraines but find little relief from standard migraine treatment. Frequently occurring headaches, especially ones that occur in the morning, may actually be a symptom of a Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, or TMD. TMD, commonly called TMJ, is a bite disorder that is caused by a malfunctioning jaw joint, often due to malocclusion. Patients may also experience jaw pain, jaw tension, ear pain and neck pain. If you have frequent temporal headaches and chronic pain that has remained undiagnosed, schedule a consultation with Ottawa dentist Dr. Ami Barakat. With advanced training in neuromuscular dentistry, Dr. Barakat is one of few area dentists with the experience and training necessary to provide a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for TMJ related disorders with lasting results.
Symptomatic treatment will not address underlying dental problems or neuromuscular issues, leaving patients at risk for deteriorating oral health and a recurrence of symptoms.
Ottawa, ON dentist Dr. Ami Barakat provides personalised diagnosis and treatment plans for patients suffering from TMJ. Using the latest in dental technology, Dr. Barakat can accurately determine the cause of jaw misalignment for more effective and precise treatment.
Chronic headaches are only one of the many symptoms of TMJ. TMJ is a progressive condition and left untreated can cause long-term oral health and sleep conditions. TMJ headaches can be debilitating and may begin to negatively affect a patient’s quality of life.
Neuromuscular dentist Dr. Barakat offers complimentary consultations for patients suffering from chronic headaches associated with TMD. Contact our Ottawa, ON dentist office or schedule your initial consultation online. Villanova Dental Studio welcomes new and returning patients for free TMJ consultations in Ontario including Stittsville, ON, Ottawa, ON and Kanata, ON.