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Relief from Chronic Headaches

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March 12th, 2015 by A Life of Smiles

Michigan Cosmetic, General & Sedation Dentistry In many cases, people choose to deal with chronic headaches by taking medications. Unfortunately, headaches that occur several times a month often indicate a more serious underlying problem – one that clearly cannot be corrected with analgesics. If you are tired of simply addressing the pain of headaches without …..

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TMJ Headaches and Holiday Stress

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March 12th, 2015 by A Life of Smiles

Michigan Cosmetic, General & Sedation Dentistry Holiday stress can give anyone a headache. But if you suffer from TMJ, these headaches may be more than a slight discomfort. TMJ headaches are similar to migraines in their often debilitating pain. Unfortunately, stress-induced reactions such as tooth grinding and jaw clenching make TMJ worse – even if …..

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The Trigeminal Nerve

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March 11th, 2015 by A Life of Smiles

The Trigeminal Nerve As the tri in its name implies, the trigeminal nerve has three branches: the ophthalmic (eyes), the maxillary (mouth), and the mandibular (jaw). These three branches are responsible for a majority of the muscle function and sensation in the face, which is why pressure placed on this nerve from TMJ can produce …..

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Dealing with TMJ Headaches

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March 11th, 2015 by A Life of Smiles

Michigan Cosmetic, General & Sedation Dentistry TMJ headaches can be debilitating. Similar to migraine and tension headaches, those caused by TMJ often find people reaching for over-the-counter or prescription medications. However, because TMJ headaches are caused by a misalignment of the jaw, pain medications serve only to mask the pain – they are not capable …..

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When Should You See a Doctor about Possible TMJ Disorder?

The symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD)—which include recurring headaches, jaw soreness, and difficulty biting and chewing—can be vague and may be associated with other conditions, making it difficult for patients to understand what is causing their discomfort. The Grand Rapids dentists at A Life of Smiles have extensive success helping patients find …..