Small doesn't always mean simple! The joints located in front of your ears, while not much larger than quarters, are the most-used in the human body, responsible for hundreds of movements of the mouth per day. Known as the temporomandibular joints (TMJ), when they function properly, you can open and close your mouth comfortably. When they function improperly, the result can be chronic headaches and facial pain.
Symptoms of TMJ dysfunction include:
At Jayson D. Voto, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we can successfully treat TMJ dysfunction and eliminate headache-related pain. For most people, an oral appliance that realigns the jaws can remedy the issue and provide relief from nagging symptoms. We also offer Botox therapy, which can help relax muscle tension and immediately soothe frayed nerves.
Contact our Owasso dental office today if any of the symptoms listed above sound familiar so we can provide the expert care you need.