Recurring Headaches and Migraines
You may wake up with headaches or migraines on occasion but without TMJ treatment, they will only get worse. The reason you get headaches from TMJ disorders is that the temporomandibular joint connects the jaw to the skull. There are muscles surrounding the joint that span across your skull and down into your neck and back. When the joint becomes inflamed, the inflammation can affect the adjacent muscles and then cause headaches.
Without treatment, the inflammation will continue and the damage will become worse.
As a result, your headaches will only become more frequent and more severe over time. Over the counter pain medications will only go so far.