jaw problems
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Jaw Problems and Headaches


Over time, due to changes in your teeth (ear or dental treatment) and in your jaw joint (tempororo-mandibular joint) teeth may no longer meet correctly. These problems are called occlusal problems and have wide ranging effects including:

Teeth


Teeth that are out of line, heavily worn or constantly breaking, fillings that fracture or crowns that work loose may all be signs of occlusal problems. Your teeth may also be tender to bite on or may ache constantly.

Gums


Loose teeth or receding gums can be made worse by a faulty bite.

TMJ


Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ disorder, prevents teeth from meeting properly and causes pain in jaw joints. Clicking, grinding or pain in your jaw joints, ringing or buzzing in your ears and difficulty in opening or closing your mouth could all be due to your teeth not meeting each other properly.

Muscles


If your jaw is in the wrong position, the muscles that move the jaw have to work a lot harder and can get tired. This leads to muscle spasm. The main symptoms are continual headaches or migraine, especially first thing in the morning; pain behind your eyes; sinus pain and pains in your neck and shoulders. Sometimes even back muscles are involved.

Treatments


Treatments range from providing an occlusal splint, spotgrinding tooth surfaces (equiliibrasion) to full mouth rehabilitation.

For further information: www.bsos.org.uk

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