Migraines and TMJ

Did you know that Migraines and TMJ issues are caused by a bad bite? Chances are you or someone you know is one of these sufferers. Talk to us about ways to get rid of your headaches.

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Collingwood, ON L9Y 1K3

Migraines and TMJ

Migraines and TMJ can be debilitating conditions ranging in their level of severity. For some, it can directly impact their daily lives. Migraines are a special type of headache that are primarily classified as a neurologic disorder. However, in TMJ disorders, the presence of TMJ can trigger a migraine to occur more frequently. Migraines affect more than 30% of the population.

 

Migraines & Headaches

It is estimated that over 2.7 million Canadians suffer from chronic headaches. Chances are you know someone that is one of these sufferers (if not you). At least half of these people have headaches so severe that they can be disabling and affect their lifestyle.

New research has shown that each headache you suffer from ends up damaging brain cells. Many times it is caused by a misaligned jaw or a “bad bite”. We use the latest techniques to treat your pain without drugs by gently realigning the muscles and nerves in your Temporal Mandibular Joint or TMJ. This is a small joint that causes big problems when it is out of place.

 

How Do Neuromuscular Dentists Diagnose and Treat Symptoms?

TMJ / TMD Diagnosis

Neuromuscular dentists use state-of-the-art technology to determine if your symptoms are caused by malocclusion and if so, what your optimal jaw position is. Dr. Salyani uses computerized jaw tracking instruments to record jaw movement, resting position, and path of closure. Electromyography is used to measure your jaw’s muscle function in both its stressed and relaxed positions, and will also measure the jaw-to-skull relationship to see if there is a structural imbalance. Sonography is used to record jaw joint sounds to detect any abnormalities. Additionally, x-rays of the jaw may be taken to help evaluate the condition and positioning of the joint.

TMJ / TMD Treatment

Once your neuromuscular dentist has diagnosed you with TMJ, he can determine the best course of treatment for your specific needs. Typically treatment will follow three steps:

  1. Relieve muscle spasms and pain.
    The immediate concern for neuromuscular dentists is to provide relief to your symptoms. The best way to do this is by using a technology called ULF-TENS. ULF-TENS stands for Ultra Low-Frequency Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation, but don’t let this term intimidate you. Basically, ULF-TENS is a way to relax muscles with a gentle massage of the muscles. The rhythmic pulsing relaxes the muscles by increasing blood flow and pumping out waste products. ULF-TENS also helps with pain relief by stimulating the body’s production of endorphins, the body’s natural anesthetic.
  2. Stabilize the bite.
    Often for this step a temporary device, known as an orthotic is worn over the teeth. The orthotic allows your neuromuscular dentist to make easy adjustments to the plastic without adjusting the teeth until the bite is stabilized. Once symptoms are relieved and the bite has been stabilized, your dentist will move on to the next step and permanently adjust your bite to the correct position.
  3. Long-term management.
    There are a variety of ways to correct your bite in a more permanent way. Four of the most common of these approaches are outlined below:
    * Coronoplasty/Equilibration
    Coronoplasty is smoothing and reshaping the enamel of the teeth to correct your bite. It is a simple procedure
that does not require anesthesia and can be used when the bite is only slightly misaligned.
    * Removable Overlay Partials
    These are permanent orthotics that usually fit over the back teeth and are designed to maintain an aligned bite.
    * Reconstruction
    This approach involves making the teeth higher by using crowns. This permanently realigns the bite and provides structural support for the jaw.
    * Orthodontics (Braces)
    When the teeth are healthy they may be moved to the optimal position using braces.

If you or someone you know is suffering from head, neck or jaw pain, Dr. Salyani can help. Call our office for a consultation.

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Debbie Noble
Debbie Noble
2022-06-22
If you're looking for a new dentist I highly recommend Collingwood Dentistry. Dr. Salyani and his staff are patient, professional, kind and welcoming. Thank you for my beautiful smile. Debbie Noble
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Ray Canale
Ray Canale
2022-06-06
Can honestly say Collingwood Dentistry is the best dental office I’ve been to. Friendly staff and a dentist who explained the whole process as he went forward. I’ve had more discomfort getting fillings in that past compared to the root canal I got done here. No pain,no issues. Highly recommend.
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Sue Bates
Sue Bates
2022-06-03
Very pleasant and welcoming staff. Relaxing atmosphere (important feature of a dental office). Dr. Salyani explains what he's doing throughout the procedure in a calm and reassuring manner. I would definitely recommend this dental practice.
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Amanda H
Amanda H
2022-05-30
What an amazing dental office! Dr Salyani and his team always go above and beyond to make sure everyone is taken care of, and that everyone is always comfortable coming into the office, he is very passionate about treating his patients with the best care! It really doesn’t feel like you’re in a dental office, I couldn’t be more happy to have found this practice! I would recommend to everyone 😊
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Jenn kalka
Jenn kalka
2022-05-26
The atmosphere is so inviting. The team members feel like a family and always put their patients first. I was shocked at how I didn’t need any freezing for a cavity I had. Dr. Salyani used a laser and it was done without any freezing or pain. I feel so lucky to have found this office.
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Henning Geiler
Henning Geiler
2022-02-18
Dr. Salyani and his team are absolutely fantastic.
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Tracy Stefanik
Tracy Stefanik
2022-02-04
I have suffered from migraine since I was a child. I have tried everything with no luck. Then my friend told me about Dr Salyani. This man is my savior. Through his state of the art scanning systems and his incredible knowledge, he was able to determine my migraines were coming from my jaw being out of alignment. I've been treated by him for almost a year and the migraines are gone! He has a gentle and calming nature and his team is top notch! They are so amazing that I drive 6 hours each way for my appointments!
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