at Riverside Dental Group will tell you to pay close attention, in case your head pain is related to your TMJ muscles.

Headache Pain

Headaches can be caused by a variety of things. You may get migraine headaches on a fairly regular basis. Stress and tension headaches are common. The triggers for the various head pain types can be anything from caffeine withdrawal, to lack of sleep, to allergies, to sleeping wrong on your pillow. When you have issues with your TMJs, the tension in your jaw can radiate to other nearby real estate – through your ears, down your neck and shoulders, and even into your back. Your head is not immune to the discomfort that can be caused by temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

TMD involves pain in the muscles and joints on the side of your face. TMJs help you to open and close your mouth for activities such as yawning, biting, and chewing. Your TMJs are basically hinges which connect your mandible (lower jaw) with your temporal bone in your skull. TMD is commonly referred to as TMJ, but whatever the title, the condition can be very uncomfortable. Seek the attention of your Riverside dentists who can potentially fit you with a mouthguard and offer you other pain relieving solutions.

Riverside Dentist Can Help With TMJ Pain

If you have determined, or suspect, that you are suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder, seek the help of your Riverside dentists in our 92504 dentist office. You can contact us by calling (951) 689-5031 to schedule your appointment today. We welcome patients from Riverside and all neighboring communities.