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One of the most common forms of headache is the tension headache, which afflicts millions of people every day. Interestingly, the symptoms of a tension headache are similar to those of a headache caused by TMD/TMJ. If you find yourself constantly suffering from tension headaches, and your primary doctor has been unable to determine the source, Dr. Silver can examine your jaw and bite to determine whether or not you have TMD.
TMD can produce headaches that are easily confused for tension headaches, as the symptoms are broadly similar. Tension headaches tend to produce constant pain, as opposed to the throbbing brought on in a migraine headache. The pain usually feels most severe at the temples, or at the back of the head and neck. Your head often feels like it’s in a vise.
If Dr. Silver discovers that TMD is indeed causing your tension headaches, he can work with you to develop a TMJ treatment plan to provide you with permanent, lasting relief.
If you’re suffering from chronic tension headaches that you feel might be caused by TMD/TMJ, please contact Southcentre Dental Clinic today to schedule a neuromuscular dentistry consultation with Dr. Silver. We serve patients throughout Calgary, Alberta.
Dr. Jennifer Silver is a highly accomplished dental surgeon with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her educational accomplishments include deans honours list, an oral surgery award and best research project. Prior to this degree, she graduated with honors from Dalhousie University’s Dental Hygiene Program and worked in this field for 10 years.
The areas of dentistry that holds special interest for Dr. Silver include oral medicine and whole-body dentistry. She currently devotes time and resources toward helping patients with TMJ pain and sleep apnea, while continuing to provide general dentistry as well. Future interests include devoting time to additional oral surgery training. Jen strives to treat her patients as if they were family. She strongly believes in a multi-disciplinary approach for patient care. She is part of a large network of specialists that she trusts and collaborates with when helping patients.