Dentists hear about sensitive teeth frequently from patients, and there are a number of reasons that this problem can arise. Cracked, broken, or decaying teeth may expose the dentin of your teeth. Within your dentin, there are tiny tubules that lead to the nerves in your tooth’s pulp. If your tooth damage is severe enough, decay can accompany sensitivity. However, if your toothache happens in conjunction with symptoms such as headaches, pain, stiffness, or soreness orofacially, or in your neck or shoulders, then the issue could have to do with your temporomandibular joints (TMJs). Dr. Aziza Askari, your Farmington Hills dentist discusses how TMJ disorder (TMD) could be the cause of your sensitive teeth.
The two joints that connect your lower jaw (mandible) to your skull’s temporal bones are called TMJs. They are Continue reading
Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) allows you to open and close your mouth. Stop and think for a moment about how important this can be to the average person’s life. Speaking and eating are two of our most basic needs. Without the ability to do these things comfortably, how can we expect to keep up our energy, health, jobs, and social lives? TMJs are among the most complex joints in the human body. When you have a misaligned TMJ, you are likely to end up with chronic discomfort known as TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). Farmington Hills TMJ dentist, Dr. Aziza Askari, will speak today about a particularly shocking and disconcerting symptom that can recur as a result of TMD, called lockjaw.
When your jaw becomes “locked” in an open or closed position, you are likely to be overwhelmed with a sense of fear and panic. What could possibly be happening, and are you bound to stay like this forever? Will you need surgery? Will it be painful to get your jaw “unlocked? The pain can be severe when your jaw locks up, but if you try to take calm action, you can avoid worse and more prolonged discomfort. Begin by applying a warm, moist washcloth to the area that is most uncomfortable or where the locking seems to be originating. If you have a loved one or friend there, have them call your Farmington Hills TMJ dentist for you. If not, do your best to make the phone call yourself. Continue reading
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) can impede your ability to have a normal, pain-free life. Activities that you need to participate in daily – chewing, biting, yawning – anything that involves your jaw can become painful when you have TMD. The pain isn’t always just in your jaw. Often times patients with TMJ discomfort have chronic headaches. Farmington Hills TMJ dentist, Dr. Aziza Askari, can fit you with a customized mouthguard to ease TMD problems. If headaches are a particular issue for you, here are some home remedy suggestions.
Home Remedies for Headache Relief
- H2o: Dehydration can cause or exacerbate headaches. Water helps provide a supply of blood and oxygen so when you’re lacking in fluids, you can end up with a headache. If your head is already throbbing, try a cool glass of water and you may feel relief within minutes. Do your best to stay hydrated throughout the day to avoid any headaches in the first place. Continue reading