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Neuromuscular Dentistry: Relief from Headaches and TMJ Pain in Rogersville

January 14, 2011

Did you know that chronic headaches, including migraines, can be caused by a dental condition? TMJ disorder occurs when the temporomandibular joints – TMJ joints, for short – malfunction due to stress, bite misalignment, trauma, and other factors. The resulting pain and pressure can manifest itself throughout the body.

At Rogersville Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, Dr. Timothy Gunnin provides relief from TMJ-related headaches and other discomfort through neuromuscular dentistry. This comprehensive approach identifies the cause of TMJ pain and results in personalized treatments that restore optimal, pain-free function.

Harmonious Relationship
Neuromuscular dentistry takes into account the intricate link between each element of your chewing system: teeth, jaw, joints, muscles, and nerves. As a neuromuscular dentist, Dr. Gunnin evaluates these elements to identify discrepancies that impact the mouth and body.

A Common Condition, Varied Symptoms
An estimated 10 million Americans experience TMJ disorder. Symptoms may vary among sufferers and include:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Migraines
  • Jaw clicking or popping
  • Lower back pain
  • Tingling in the fingers
  • Earaches
  • Facial pain

Targeted Treatments
Dr. Gunnin uses neuromuscular techniques to locate the jaw’s optimal resting position. Many sufferers of TMJ pain find relieve with a custom-made mouthguard that holds the jaw in proper alignment and rests stressed muscles. Other treatments include correcting bite misalignments by building up the surface of back teeth, a change in chewing/eating habits, and facial relaxation techniques.

Call Rogersville Cosmetic & Family Dentistry today to schedule your neuromuscular dentistry consultation with Dr. Gunnin. Experience the relief you deserve from a dentist who truly cares.

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110 South Hasson Street, Rogersville, TN 37857 USA
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