Are TMJ And Tooth Loss Related?

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					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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Description: If you have missing teeth and TMJ, the two problems may be related. The Houston Dentists can tell you more about this issue, and how TMJ therapy and dental implants can help.