TMJ/ Migraine/ Oral Facial Pain

What are TMJ/Migraine/Oral Facial Pain Treatments?

The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull. As with many other joints in the body, the TMJ can experience pain, discomfort, inflammation and limited range of movement that gets in the way of your quality of life. When this occurs, it’s known as TMD or temporomandibular joint dysfunction.


Migraine headaches, facial and neck pain are a few debilitating conditions that require TMJ/Migraine/Oral Facial Pain therapy. Many dental issues are related to these key factors and treating these issues can result in improvement in frequency and severity of pain.

We offer a range of conservative yet effective options for all TMJ, Migraine and Oral Facial pain-related problems.

Why do you need TMJ/Migraine/Oral Facial Pain Treatment?

The TMJ is incredibly necessary when it comes to eating, chewing and simply opening and closing your mouth to speak. When the joint becomes inflamed or painful, you may find that it gets in the way of living your best life. Some problems to look for concerning the TMJ include:

  • Headaches or migraines

  • Chronic earaches

  • Clicking, popping or grinding of the jaw bone

  • Jaw, face, head, neck pain

  • Low back pain

  • Tingling fingers

  • Inability to open your mouth fully without pain or discomfort

  • Tooth wear

  • Inflammation and tenderness

If you are experiencing regular migraine headaches and oral facial pain, it can take a toll on your daily life and ability to function. Many Doctors try medications and provide other treatments, but if the pain is related to or made worse by a dental condition, then a dentist will need to treat underlying issues. This can help you reduce the number and frequency of headaches you are getting, vastly improving your quality of life.

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Dr Alice Lam has my highest recommendation. I went in for a routine dental visit and Dr Lam took the time to ask how I was doing overall, not just my teeth. Well, I was having some severe chronic pain issues unrelated (i thought) to my dental health and she listened to me. She's working with me to stabilize my bite and restore my body to a neutral position, and I'm already experiencing great results from it- my whole body, not just my teeth/jaw! I'm so thankful to have hope again and the possibility to live a life free from chronic pain. For me this is a miracle and Dr Lam is an angel. Thank you for your patience and kindness - it is so rare in today's hectic world.

Susan Rachal

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What makes you a good candidate for TMJ/Migraine/Oral Facial Pain Treatments?

If you regularly experience migraine headaches, clicking and popping jaw joints, face and neck pain or any of the symptoms listed above; TMJ/Migraine/Oral Facial Pain Therapy can be incredibly beneficial. We can address underlying issues with the jaw, teeth, sinuses, and more which can cause or worsen your condition over time.

What happens during TMJ/Migraine/Oral Facial Pain Treatment?

When it comes to pain; each patient is different. In some cases, TMJ/Migraine/Oral Facial Pain issues are easily resolved but if the pain, discomfort and swelling persists we’ll often recommend conservative treatment options such as
Occlusal splint therapy, physical therapy, nutritional counseling; to name a few; as a way to treat your symptoms. We provide a comprehensive evaluation that encompasses of a thorough interview about your health and dental history, head, neck, sleep and posture examinations. Our whole health approach when providing diagnosis and treatment options for our patient allows us to then offer a customized treatment plan for a long term solution.
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How is Our Approach Different?

Our approach is different because of our whole health approach to dentistry. The mouth is the gateway to your overall health; the good and the compromised. We understand each patient is different and we don’t provide cookie cutter solutions. We evaluate each system to provide a comprehensive and effective solution for long term results.