Dental Related Headaches: Happening To You?

Have you noticed that you’ve been getting headaches quite frequently? Perhaps you have had headaches for years but no matter what you try to do, the discomfort persists. Rather than deciding that this just must be something you need to deal with for the rest of your life, you may wish to schedule a dental visit to discuss this with us. In many cases, dental related issues (that are entirely treatable) may be a major cause of your concern. Learn a bit more!

Functional Disorders

Certain functional disorders commonly lead to headaches. Unfortunately, unless you schedule a dental visit with us every six months, these issues may fly under the radar. The first is bruxism, which means you are grinding your teeth (or clenching them), thereby placing stress and strain on teeth and supportive tissues. TMJ disorder is also problematic, as it refers to the malfunctioning of your jaw joints (your TMJs). Both problems lead to fatigue and discomfort in your face and jaw and the pain may spread to your head, neck, shoulders, and back. Come in for care, so we can solve your problem.

Bite Balance Issues

There are many factors that can play into a poorly balanced bite. The balance refers to the way your top teeth and your bottom teeth fit together when you close your jaws. Issues like tooth loss, misalignment, and even old or poorly fitting dental work may result in bad balance. Since teeth are meant to fit together, when they don’t, you move your jaws into a variety of positions to compensate, particularly when you speak or chew. This may strain muscles and joints, leading to uncomfortable side effects like headaches. Come in for a dental visit to find out how we can improve your bite.

Stop Headaches With Dental Care

When you’re experiencing chronic headaches, preventive dental care can often set you on the path toward relief. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.