November 29, 2015

If you are one of the millions of Americans who are suffering from migraine headaches or unexplained jaw pain, you know just how painful—not to mention debilitating—these conditions can be. What is worse, many people do not understand the cause of their conditions, making for recurring frustration and pain. In honor of TMJ Awareness Month, we at Lifetime Dental Care want to underscore the importance of getting a thorough evaluation if you suffer from any of these symptoms. We offer comprehensive TMJ treatment plans, combined with compassionate service and care, that can put you on the path to recovery and lasting comfort.

What to Look Out For

Temporomandibular joint disorder, known simply as TMJ, occurs when the hinge connecting the upper and lower jaw is not working properly. The condition often goes undiagnosed because people do not know about it, let alone how to treat it. The following are common TMJ symptoms:

  • Severe headaches that can be characterized as migraines
  • Popping or clicking of the jaw that occurs during yawning or chewing
  • Aching pain near your ear or on your neck and recurring jaw and tooth pain
  • Excessive teeth grinding while you sleep

Get Started Today

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, the first step is to call our office at 785-789-4133 to schedule an initial consultation. As a completely vetted dentist in Hays, KS, with years of experience treating TMJ and myriad other dental issues, Dr. Jeffrey Lowe will first give you a thorough diagnosis and then offer a personalized treatment plan. Whether it is a mouth guard, dental restoration, or even relaxation therapy, Dr. Lowe will figure out exactly what is right for you to mitigate or eliminate the problem. The result is a dramatic improvement in your overall quality of life and, hence, your happiness. At Lifetime Dental Care, we are truly committed to your health and well-being—call us today.



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