Here’s a not-so-fun fact: between five and ten percent of people are afflicted with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). That’s a fancy way of saying there’s something wrong with the joint that connects your jaw to the rest of your skull. If you experience pain or discomfort in your jaw, or even in the rest of your head, neck, or face, your pain may be considered craniofacial. What does craniofacial mean? Will you need TMJ therapy in Lakeway? Continue reading to find out the answers.
Craniofacial pain can be defined as any kind of persistent pain in the face, but also includes the head and neck. Every case is different, but most patients describe the sensation as an aching, burning, or even numb feeling. It may manifest in the form of earaches, headaches, or neck pain, although the exact cause of the discomfort will affect the type of pain that is experienced. So, what causes craniofacial pain?
There can be several reasons why you may have pain in your head and neck, such as:
Depending on the cause of your craniofacial pain, you may require several different treatment options. The most important thing is to talk to your dentist and get the problem diagnosed as soon as possible.
About the Practice
At Eaddy Dentistry in Lakeway, TX, we’ve built our practice around 4 central tenets – quality, affordability, trust, and comfort. Dr. Winston Eaddy is now partnering with his son Dr. Daniel Eaddy to deliver the best care possible together. They are proud to offer TMJ therapy to help deal with your craniofacial pain. If you are experiencing pain in your face, head, or neck, contact us through our website or call (512) 263-4252.