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How Dental Treatment Can Treat or Reduce Migraines

Woman with headacheMigraines and headaches can be caused by certain dental problems. Some patients who suffer from chronic migraines and head pain have even found that treatment for these dental problems can help to reduce or eliminate their migraines altogether. The most common dental reason for headaches and migraines is problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

Dental Treatment and Migraines

When trying to determine if treatment for your dental problems can help with your headaches, your dentist will first examine the jaws for signs of TMJ disorder. If the jaws have shifted or become improperly aligned, pain can be a result, causing your headaches or migraines.

Below are a few signs that you may be suffering from TMJ disorder:

  • If your jaw makes popping or clicking noises when you open and close your mouth
  • If you’ve noticed that your teeth don’t fit together properly anymore
  • If your jaw tends to lock up or become stiff
  • If your headaches or migraines happen more often in the morning than any other time

X-Rays will be taken to view the jawbone and any abnormalities in the facial muscles. Once your problem has been determined, there are a few ways to treat it. Your dental issue may be fixed with something as simple as wearing a night guard to bed or using a corrective mouthpiece. On the other end of the spectrum, you may need oral reconstructive surgery. Your dentist will discuss your problem and the possible treatments.

For more information about TMJ disorder, please contact your general dentist and make an appointment. If you have any endodontic concerns, please don’t hesitate to call Endodontic Specialists at one of our locations in Colorado Springs North and Pueblo, Colorado.

Posted on Oct 8, 2018

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