Posts Tagged ‘headaches Des Moines IA’

Des Moines IA Dentist May Have Relief for Your Headaches

headache 4Does it seem like you are always dealing with a headache? If so, you could be suffering from a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Active, but rather delicate, the TMJs are located on either side of the face just below and forward of the earlobes. These joints control the opening and closing of the mouth, but respond poorly to strain, which is the cause of TMJ disorders. To learn more about the connection between TMJ disorders and headaches, read the following information from your Des Moines IA dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson.

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Des Moines Dentist Answers FAQs about the TMJs and Headaches

headache 3Do you suffer from the pain of migraines or frequent headaches? If so, you know the value of relief. But what if relief meant dealing with a problem that originated in your mouth? If you have developed a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, your headaches may cease with treatment of your mouth and jaw. Below, your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson, answers your most frequently asked questions about the TMJs and their connection to headaches?

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Des Moines Dentist Looks at the Connection Between Headaches and Your Mouth

headache 1What do headaches have to do with your mouth? Maybe more than you think. If you have a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, frequent headaches and migraines could be your daily reality. The TMJ is the joint that controls the opening and closing of the mouth, and when it comes under strain, a disorder can develop. But why should a disorder in your jaw cause headaches? Your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson, answers this question and more as she examines TMJ disorders.

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Des Moines Dentist Shares Two Uses for Dental Mouthpieces

mouth guardIf you think of a mouth guard, your mind probably conjures up images of a massive football player stepping onto a field of green turf or a hockey player chasing a puck. These sports require mouth guards to protect teeth and the mouth from the consequences of violent collisions. However, oral appliances are also used in dentistry. Here to explain the uses of dental mouthpieces is your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson.

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West Des Moines Dentist Discusses Teeth Grinding and Toothaches

toothache Des MoinesIf you grind your teeth, you may not even be aware that you are doing it. Many people grind their teeth at night, leaving them none the wiser about their teeth grinding habits. However, evidence does exist. It’s inscribed on the teeth, its effects felt in toothaches or a sore jaw. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can lead to many oral problems as well as problems beyond the scope of the mouth. Here to discuss bruxism, toothaches, and beyond is your West Des Moines Dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson.

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MapValley Ridge Family Dental
6150 Village View Drive, #109,
West Des Moines, IA, 50266
Phone: 515.223.9764
After-hours emergency: 515.423.0445
Fax: 515.327.6230

Office Hours

Monday: 8 am-5 pm
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 8 am-5 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am- 1:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 am-4:30 pm