Can dental issues be the cause of my migraines?
- Posted on: Jan 15 2015
Sufferers of migraines know all too well the debilitating pain that accompanies these severe headaches. While migraines can arise from many causes, some cases may be tied to disorders of the temporomandibular joint. If you suffer from migraines, the Arlington dentists at Galleria Dental Aesthetics may be able to offer relief. Please contact us today at 703-957-7069 to schedule an appointment.
The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, connects the jawbone to the skull. When the joint functions as it should, opening and closing your mouth is simple and pain-free. But bite alignment issues can cause inflammation of this joint, and in some patients, TMJ disorders can manifest themselves through painful migraines.
Using state-of-the-art diagnostics and innovative TMJ treatments, our Arlington dentists can often deliver relief to those who suffer from chronic, painful migraines. While not all migraines are neuromuscular in nature, those who do respond to this kind of approach are relieved to finally find relief.
If your migraines tend to develop during the night, then you may find that a dental orthotic TMJ device can dramatically reduce your symptoms. We custom-develop these for each of our patients in order to shift the bite to precisely where it should be.
Migraines are incredibly painful, but with the right diagnosis and treatment plan, you may be able to significantly reduce or even eliminate neuromuscular causes. To schedule a diagnostic appointment with one of our Arlington migraine dentists, please contact Galleria Dental Aesthetics today at 703-957-7069.
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