In TMJ & Migraine Therapy, TMJ Laser Treatment

Headaches can ruin your entire day instantly, and migraines are even worse. If you suffer from frequent headaches and migraines, you understand how painful they can be. You don’t have to suffer any longer! At Westmoreland Dental we offer TMJ and migraine therapy. Here is what it is and how it can help you!


You might frequently hear people refer to jaw pain as TMJ. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint dysfunction, which affects your jawbone. Your temporomandibular joint acts like a sliding hinge that connects your jawbone to your skull. The discomfort, headaches, or migraines you suffer from can stem from these joints. One of the best people to see about jaw pain is your dentist! Many people don’t think to ask their dentist about jaw pain, but they are the best doctors to go to. This is why at Westmoreland Dental we offer a TMJ and migraine therapy for our patients.


The exact causes of TMJ pain are different for every individual case. There is no one exact cause that causes this disorder, but there are some common factors. Some of the most common factors people experience that could contribute to TMJ pain are genetics, arthritis, jaw injury, and even stress. When you are stressed you naturally clench your jaw, and if you do it over an extended period of time, you might cause pain to your jaw bone.


Here are the most common symptoms of people with TMJ experience. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact your doctor right away.

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Tender jaw
  • Sore jaw
  • Pain in both of your joints
  • Aching pain around the ears
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Painful chewing
  • Aching facial pain
  • Locking of joint
  • Inability to open or close your mouth

TMJ Therapy

One of the best ways to solve your migraines and the above symptoms is through TMJ Therapy. At Westmoreland Dental, we offer TMJ Therapy to treat jaw and dental migraine pain. The technology we use includes a laser, also known as the Epic X Diode Laser. The treatment includes pulses of high-intensity light at certain wavelengths. Our doctor will find the correct muscles and affected area to focus the laser on. The laser helps increase blood circulation and help the muscles naturally relax. When this happens you will feel relief within a day.

If you are interested in learning more about our TMJ and migraine therapy, check us out online here. At Westmoreland Dental, we offer a variety of services including botox, laser therapy, and other services to help rid you of your jaw pain. To schedule an appointment visit us here or call us at (423) 282-2844 today!

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