You may not consider visiting your dentist because of headaches. But if you have frequent headaches, especially if they occur first thing in the morning, and you’ve been unsuccessful with other therapies, you could benefit from a visit to Vassey Dental Partners.
Certain types of headaches can be linked to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Our dentists are trained and experienced with TMJ disorders and can offer several treatment options to lessen or eliminate your headaches.
About TMJ and Headaches
Malocclusion, or an unbalanced bite, is often the cause for TMJ related headaches. Because the teeth aren’t properly aligned or don’t make contact correctly, they cause tension in the face, muscles and joints which leads to headaches or facial pain.
Teeth grinding is another common sign of a TMJ disorder and can also be linked to frequent headaches. Most people grind their teeth while they sleep, so they wake up with a headache.
TMJ Headache Therapy
During a consultation, our dentists will determine if your headaches are caused by a TMJ disorder. We will examine the teeth, temporomandibular joints, muscles and other workings of the occlusal system. Once a diagnosis is reached, your dentist will create a personalized treatment plan. We offer a variety of options for TMJ therapy, including Botox® Cosmetic.
Treatment for TMJ headaches can range from a simple bite guard, which is worn to prevent teeth grinding, to bite correction therapy, which involves reshaping the teeth and adjusting the bite to the right fit.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact us to schedule a consultation for a bite analysis and find out if your headaches are caused by TMJ dysfunction. Call 770.676.1291 or schedule a consultation online.