Enduring chronic pain associated with TMD can be debilitating and patients should not have to resign themselves to it.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 08, 2013
Dr. Rosa Lopez, a cosmetic and general dentist in Dallas, TX recently introduced a new treatment for patients experiencing headache or migraine pain. Dr. Lopez offers examinations for patients to evaluate the temporomandibular joint, also known as the TMJ or jaw joint, and how it may attribute to headaches and migraines. Patients may take pain relievers or use cold compresses to provide temporary relief; however, Dr. Lopez now offers alternative treatments that contribute to a headache-free lifestyle.
The temporomandibular joint, which joins the skull and jaw together, functions to open and close the mouth. Many patients suffer from a variety of symptoms relating to TMJ disorder, also called TMD. Although popping or clicking sounds are typically thought of as the only TMD symptom, many patients suffer from a variety of TMD-related symptoms without realizing the exact cause.
“Enduring chronic pain associated with TMD can be debilitating and patients should not have to resign themselves to it,” said Dr. Rosa C. Lopez of Dallas, TX. “Through a brief consultation and evaluation, I can determine the most safe and effective treatment.”
As a qualified TMJ dentist in Dallas, TX, Dr. Lopez evaluates the conditions of the jaw in patients. Swelling, deterioration of joint tissue or damaged joint tissue are possible problems contributing to headaches and migraines associated with TMD. Dr. Lopez often recommends an occlusal guard to relieve teeth grinding and orthodontic appliances for comfort. Orthodontic appliances also correct the position of the temporomandibular joint. For patients experiencing more severe or chronic symptoms, Dr. Lopez may recommend a more invasive procedure.
Rosa C. Lopez, DDS is an award winning dentist in Dallas, TX and has been practicing dentistry for nearly 25 years. She was featured in D Magazine Medical Directory from 2010-2012 and received the consumer choice award for “America’s Top Dentist” from 2008-2011.
Dr. Rosa C. Lopez is known as an artist of dentistry and is committed to providing patients with healthy smiles. She provides a full range of comprehensive dental services including dental implants and Invisalign in Dallas, TX and for the surrounding areas.