Treatment for Headaches, Neck and Shoulder Pain
Headaches can be dental-related, and triggered by conditions such as TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder), and bruxism which is the grinding of the teeth at night. About eighty percent of all headaches tend to occur from muscle tension and are known as tension headaches. Most of these tension headaches originate from the straining of the muscles around the temporomandibular joints (TMJ), bad jaw alignment, poor posture or stress.
If it is suspected that your headaches are caused by TMD, or bruxism, then it’s important to have an evaluation by your dentist. Your dentist will do an overall evaluation of your teeth and TM joints. Frequently, the cause of the headaches might be your bite, and if so diagnosed, immediate treatment will involve the correction of your bite. Other treatment could include the learning of stress reduction techniques and the creation and use of custom appliances such as bite guards.
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