TMD and Headaches

Severe recurring headaches can be one of the most difficult conditions to diagnose. Unfortunately, they can also be debilitating.


One cause of persistent headaches can be temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. The temporomandibular joint is the joint where the lower jaw meets the upper jaw. If this joint becomes misaligned, it can cause a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Jaw pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Persistent headaches
  • Clicking in the jaw joint
  • Pain in the ears

These and similar symptoms can be caused by a variety of other conditions, some of which can be serious. It’s important to rule out these other conditions, but if your doctor has been unable to find a root cause, it might be time to see a neuromuscular dentist.


Dr. LeSueur and Dr. Dodaro are experienced with neuromuscular dentistry, and can successfully diagnose and treat your TMD. If you suffer from recurring headaches and have been unable to find a cause, they can determine if your symptoms are due to TMD, and treat you accordingly.


By completely relaxing your jaw muscles, Dr. LeSueur and Dr. Dodaro can determine the proper alignment of your jaw and recommend treatment to properly align the joint. A diagnosis of TMD might be your first step on the road to a pain-free life.


If you suffer from recurring headaches and believe they might be caused by TMD, please contact Dr. LeSueur and Dr. Dodaro at their Mesa, Arizona cosmetic dentistry offices. Serving Mesa, Phoenix, and Scottsdale Arizona, Dr. LeSueur and Dr. Dodaro would be happy to schedule an initial consultation.

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