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If you suffer from regular or intense headaches, it is important to understand that this isn't normal and you may need immediate help. You may not consider visiting a dentist as an option to get your headache diagnosis and treatment, but for certain headache types, visiting your dentist may be the ideal choice. This is because, a major reason for headaches, including migraines, is the straining of your head and neck muscle due to excessive and disproportionate bite forces and extremely active jaw muscles.
What Causes Your Migraines and Headaches? A lot of factors including injury, stress, illness, and more can be attributed to the onset of your headaches. However, you may not be aware of the fact that headaches are also frequently caused by dental health problems. Jaw misalignment, TMJ and muscle instability can all induce headaches as well. The latest advancements in neuro-muscular dentistry help determine if your symptoms are the outcome of a bad bite condition.
When to Consult a Doctor/Dentist? Since headaches are most common and usually nothing to get concerned about, you may get tempted to omit the trip to the doctor and just attempt a home remedy to relieve your pain. While this may be useful for insignificant, temporary headaches, a dental related headache doesn't respond to regular pain medication. You should visit a dentist to seek urgent medical attention.
What Treatments Are Available for Relieving Your Migraines and Headaches? Treatment usually starts with the relieving of your muscle cramps and the related pain. A Myo-monitor unit is used to help provide comfort to your muscles. After achieving this, the next phase begins with the treatment for your bite stabilization. This is done using an orthotic, which is braced on your teeth. The orthotic helps to support the muscles in the appropriate position. Once you are stable, the next step starts with rectifying the bite to maintain the comfortable jaw position and diminish or totally eliminate your headache.
How Can TruDenta™ Help? TruDenta™ is a revolutionary technique devised to diagnose and cure headaches, migraines, and other frequent discomforts in the head, neck, mouth, and jaw region. TruDenta™ is based on a two-part mechanism that is designed to locate and cure your TMJ-related pain.
In this system, the source of your pain is determined by going through a series of analytical methods. Then, with the determined source, a customized treatment plan is created to suit your specific requirements.
TruDenta™ is pain relief method that empowers you to be in charge of your treatment process and experience the life free of pain.
Dr. Steffany Mohan is the owner of Plaza Dental Group and is a prominent dentist in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Mohan is highly skilled in implant and cosmetic dentistry, and more.