What’s a TMJ Headache?

When you think of dental pain, you probably think first of toothaches or sore gums. But for many patients, it also includes symptoms that are less obviously tied to dental health, like chronic headaches. For instance, when you have TMJ disorder—a dysfunction that makes jaw movement difficult and painful—headaches and migraines can be a nearly every day occurrence. To find out if your headaches are TMJ headaches, your dentist can examine your jaw health and alignment during your next visit, then recommend an appropriate course of treatment to alleviate them.