For the past month I have been having these odd headaches. They are not exactly headaches, per say, more like dull chronic aches on all sides of my head. I can feel the most pressure in both temples. In my temples, it feels like a dull, warm pressure that is consistent throughout the day. I went to my local doctor about this and he stated that it is probably just a stress headache, but I should get an x-ray of my sinuses to see if I have an infection. My x-ray came back fine.
Could there be a problem in my temporomandibular joints from Bruxism? I'm totally stumped on what the problem could be.
You are right about your conception.
Clenching or grinding your teeth (bruxism) puts pressure on the muscles, tissues, and other structures around your jaw. Bruxism is the most common factor causing TMJ disorders.
Temporomandibular disorders can come in different forms, basically is a problem when you either experience pain and/or a loss of jaw function.
Do you usually get headache at the temples, sometimes with related pain in the neck, face, and even in the back?
Those that suffer from TMD have an improper jaw-to-skull relationship caused by malocclusion (a bad bite). This âbad biteâ can be caused by excessive wearing down of teeth due to clenching or grinding of the teeth (bruxism).
TMD is disrupting the balance of the muscles associated with the jaw and skull and these muscles become irritated and overly active eventually leading to muscle fatigue and spasms. Muscles that are excessively fatigued and spasming can be very painful.
Head and/or scalp painful to the touch is also one of the symptoms of TMD.
Are you planning to visit a dentist or specialist for TMD soon?
If you want to check if the cause is bruxism you can buy a DrBrux.co.uk and try without wasting a lot of money. If you feel better with this cheap bite, you can try to ask to your dentist to have one taylor made for you.