TMJ-Related Migraine Relief

    For Patients

    Understanding Migraines and TMJ

    We specialize in providing comprehensive care for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and their associated symptoms, including migraines. If you’re seeking relief from the debilitating effects of migraines related to TMJ issues, you’ve come to the right place.

    What are Migraines?

    Migraines are severe headaches often accompanied by throbbing pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound. However, what many may not realize is that migraines can be linked to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. The TMJ is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull, and when it is not functioning properly, it can contribute to the onset of migraines.

    Symptoms of TMJ-Related Migraines

    If you experience any of the following symptoms, they may be indicative of migraines related to TMJ issues:

    • Intense, pulsating headaches
    • Jaw pain or tenderness
    • Clicking or popping sounds in the jaw
    • Difficulty chewing or opening the mouth wide
    • Facial pain or discomfort
    • Neck and shoulder pain
    TMJ Migraine

    How Our Services Can Help

    At the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of New Orleans, we understand the intricate connection between TMJ disorders and migraines. Our specialized services are designed to address the root causes of your symptoms, providing long-lasting relief and improving your overall quality of life.

    • Personalized Treatment Plans – Our experienced team of professionals will conduct a thorough assessment to determine the specific factors contributing to your TMJ-related migraines. We then tailor a personalized treatment plan to address your unique needs, combining evidence-based therapies to alleviate your symptoms.
    • Advanced Technology – Utilizing state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and treatment modalities, we employ cutting-edge technology to enhance the precision and effectiveness of our interventions. From digital imaging to advanced bite analysis, our commitment to innovation ensures that you receive the highest standard of care.
    • Collaborative Approach – We believe in a collaborative approach to healthcare, working closely with you to understand your concerns and goals. Our team collaborates with other healthcare professionals as needed to ensure a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to your care.

    Why Choose Us for Your TMJ Needs?

    • Expertise: Our team consists of highly skilled professionals with extensive experience in treating TMJ disorders and related migraines.
    • Comprehensive Care: We offer a full spectrum of services, from diagnosis to treatment, addressing all aspects of your TMJ-related concerns.
    • Patient-Centered Approach: Your comfort and well-being are our top priorities. We take the time to listen to your concerns and involve you in the decision-making process.
    • Proven Results: Our success stories speak for themselves. Many of our patients experience significant improvement in their symptoms, leading to a better quality of life.

    If you are seeking relief from TMJ-related migraines, Contact Us today. Take the first step towards a pain-free, healthier tomorrow.

    Learn more about what our patients have to say

    about the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of New Orleans

    Very Rev. Philip G. Landry

    5.0 ★★★★★

    Having been diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2003, I was fitted for a head-gear breathing apparatus to alleviate the condition. After struggling with discomfort and lack of sleep, I discontinued use of the device. During a visit to my cardiologist in 2017, I was ordered to take another sleep test which revealed that the condition had reached a dangerous level and that it must be addressed immediately. I shared with Dr. G. Johnson my concerns from the past and he informed me that a new mouth piece for this sleep disorder was available and referred me to Dr. Terry Billings, DDS.

    I contacted Dr. Billings and during my first appointment with him, after a series of tests, he determined that I had another condition, TMJ, which would have to be treated before addressing the sleep disorder. He explained to me that I would have to wear mouthpieces, one by day and one by night, for twelve weeks to correct this issue. My instant reaction was that as a Catholic priest serving as the rector of the St. Louis Cathedral, I often celebrate televised Masses during which a mouthpiece would certainly be a deterrent. Dr. Billings patiently and understandingly explained that I really had no option but assured me that he would be able to make weekly adjustments to the mouthpieces that would help with these concerns.

    Now as I approach the final weeks of this treatment, I am pleased to share that I have been most satisfied with the care and attention of both Dr. Billings and his staff. The level of professionalism and proficiency which I have experienced in the weekly office visits have made a challenging issue bearable. It is amazing to me what the treatment of the TMJ has done for my overall health and well-being and as I now await the mouthpiece to address my sleep disorder I am most grateful to Dr. Billings for his diagnosis and excellent treatment during this period of preparation for it.

    Arden Ballard, PA-C, MS

    5.0 ★★★★★

    You don’t hear that often about a dentist, but his attention to detail, meticulous examination and in-office testing led to uncovering a severely deviated septum that needed prompt surgical intervention. I’m forever grateful for him and his entire staff.

    Dr. Billings noticed that I checked yes to a few items on his questionnaire. When he began asking about my fatigue, sluggish feeling, etc. I blamed it on the kids and being a parent of two young boys. After his dental exam, he insisted that there could be more to my symptoms. After a chat, we decided to do an in-office Facial CT scan. It’s been 4 years since I had one, so I agreed. Everything was promptly scheduled, and their text reminders kept me on schedule.

    I did the CT scan, and Dr. Billings pointed out my severely deviated septum and recommended I get a prompt ENT evaluation. I brought a printout of the CT to my next appointment, and I ended up having sinus surgery 3 weeks later.

    Immediately after surgery, I knew something was different. After healing, I was sleeping better, breathing better and, sure enough, less sluggish and not reaching for my 3pm coffee. All from going to the dentist.

    My teeth look great, too!

    Dr. Billings has opened my eyes to understand that dentists are part of the entire medical team, and when using their training to the fullest, they can change lives.