Are you turning to alternative medicine to treat your chronic headaches or TMJ/TMD (jaw pain)?
Whitmore Dental regularly collaborates with alternative medical providers and physical therapists in caring for our patients who suffer from re-occurring migraines, tension headaches and/or TMJ/TMD.
We’ve found that for many of our patients, headaches and/or TMJ/TMD occur because the bite is not working in harmony with the muscles and nerves in the face.
We use a neuromuscular approach to correct your bite that relieves your pain without the use of medications. And we often work closely with other care providers – for example, we prefer to communicate with your chiropractor before you go in for an adjustment.
By correcting your bite, we help relieve the tension in your head and face that contributes to your migraines, tension headaches and TMJ/TMD. Other treatments – including physical therapy and massage therapy – can also be very helpful in this process.
The value of physical therapy
We regularly collaborate with physical therapists in developing treatment plans for our patients. For example, facial exercises or muscle manipulation by the physical therapist can support bite correction, helping to prevent headaches and TMJ/TMD.
These exercises and practices can help you benefit from your new and improved bite and get rid of old habits that contributed to facial tension and headaches.
Caring for the whole patient
At Whitmore Dental, we are committed to caring for the whole patient.
You’ll see this commitment in how we listen and how we care for you to ensure that you’re as comfortable and relaxed as possible.
Our partnerships with your other care providers are just another way that we support you in living a full and healthy life.
To learn more about how our comprehensive approach can help you, contact Dee Dee or Janet at 972-985-1580 for an appointment.