Are Tooth Loss And TMJ Related? If you have missing teeth and migraine headaches, the truth of the matter is that there may be a correlation between these two conditions. Recent studies have shown that there is a possible connection between TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) and tooth loss. However, with new innovations in dentistry, you can get either or both of these conditions remedied from high quality cosmetic and general dentists. Allow Dr. Tom Hedge and Dr. Kathy Frazar at The Houston Dentists to show you exactly how they can help you find relief from both migraine headaches and missing teeth. TMJ Headaches and Causes TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, results from a misalignment of your mandibular cartilage, which in turn results in severe migraine headaches and jaw pain. There are a variety of causes of TMJ. These include: Mouth trauma Stress Grinding of the teeth, or Bruxism Excessive gum chewing Of course, it is possible that your jaw can become misaligned due to one or more missing teeth. Therefore, you need a way to remedy both your headaches and the aesthetics of your smile. Regardless, qualified TMJ treatment dentists will discover the best solution for you. If you would like to learn more about TMJ treatment and your treatment options, please see this page: TMJ treatment pain relief Tooth Loss and Dental Implants If you’re tired of having pain due to missing teeth, or if you’re tired of have a less than satisfactory smile, it’s time you considered dental implants. Dental implants are a viable way to restore your smile. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots which are inserted directly into your jaw bone anchoring a: Dental bridge Porcelain crown Partial denture Full-set denture Therefore, if you opt for dental implants, you can rest assured that your missing teeth can be replaced in the most efficient and effective manner possible. If you would like more information about dental implants, please see this page: Replacing your teeth with dental implants Worried About Implant Surgery? If you’re worried about implant surgery, you shouldn’t be. This is because quality implant dentists use only the most effective sedation dentistry. This means that your surgery will be both painless and anxiety free. If you’re interested in learning more about the different types of sedation methods and how they can help you, please see this page: Painless dental procedures with sedation dentistry If you believe that you are in need of any of these procedures, The Houston Dentists would love to help you. For a complimentary consultation call 713-701-1783.
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