Des Moines TMJ Treatment, TMJ Treatment Des Moines

TMJ Treatment

TMJ and migraine treatment includes multiple options. One of the more common treatments includes night guards to help reduce teeth grinding and clenching at night and hold the jaw in a proper, relaxed position. 
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is in front of each ear. It is responsible for moving your jaw smoothly, allowing for proper eating, chewing, and speaking. Due to stress, teeth grinding, and other factors, the TMJ often becomes strained or damaged. Symptoms of TMJ include:
  • Pain in the face, jaw, neck, ears, or shoulders
  • Clicking, popping, or grating sounds when chewing or opening and closing your mouth
  • A stuck or locked jaw when you try to open your mouth wide
  • Difficulty chewing, speaking or yawning
  • Migraines, which include moderate to severe throbbing head pain accompanied by sensitivity to sound and light. The nerves in the TMJ come from a larger nerve called the trigeminal nerve; irritation of these nerves can cause migraines.


To end jaw pain caused by TMJ or TMD, call the office of the top provider of Des Moines oral surgery at (515) 277-6657 or Click Here to schedule an appointment today!

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