MVA Whiplash, Concussion, and TBI

MVA Whiplash, Concussion, and TBI NE Calgary

The Connection Between TMJ Disorder, MVA Whiplash, and TBI

Did you know that up to 77% of drivers have experienced a motor vehicle accident (MVA) at some point in their lives? When an individual is involved in an MVA, they typically sustain serious whiplash injuries and often deal with symptoms of headaches, neck pain, jaw (TMJ) pain and tension, vertigo, and poor concentration. Those who suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder can experience these exact same symptoms. Read on to learn when you should visit a dentist for TMJ disorder treatment in Saddlestone.

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Is the Jaw Joint Connected to Worsening Symptoms from an MVA?

Most of the time, those involved in an MVA will experience whiplash or traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can directly or indirectly cause injury to the jaw joint (TMJ). The symptoms that individuals experience post MVA whiplash or TBI overlap with the symptoms of TMJ disorder. Overlapping symptoms include:

  • Jaw pain
  • Facial pain
  • Headaches
  • Vertigo
  • Light and sound sensitivity
  • Ringing in the ear (tinnitus)
  • Sleep disturbance

The overlap of these symptoms can make it challenging to diagnose whether the cause of a patient’s discomfort is due to an existing TMJ disorder that has been aggravated due to an MVA or if it is only occurring due to the MVA itself. The best thing to do if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms is to get evaluated for TMJ disorder in Saddlestone.

Evaluation for Persistent Symptoms of TMJ Disorder, MVA, and TBI

If you have a persistent concussion, TBI, or TMJ symptoms and are not finding relief, you should visit a dentist for TMJ disorder treatment in Saddlestone. The sooner you can get an accurate diagnosis, the better your treatment outcome will be.

When facial, jaw, or mouth pain becomes chronic, social, emotional, or psychological disturbances can affect your overall quality of life. This is why it is important to visit a dental professional to determine if you require treatment for TMJ disorder in Saddlestone. Don’t wait to find relief.

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