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How Your Dental Health Relates to Headaches

Find out if a dental problem could actually be to blame for your headaches.

Are you suffering from unexplained or recurrent headaches? Have you been able to figure out the culprit? Have you ever considered Headachesthat your smile might have something to do with it? It might sound strange, but you would be surprised how many of our patients in Owings Mills complain of headaches related to dental problems. Find out how headaches and your oral health are connected and what you can do to stop it.

Headaches and Stress

It doesn’t seem surprising that the two go hand-in-hand. After all tension headaches are due to muscle strain. You may notice this headache on one or both side of your head. The pain could range from dull to throbbing. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms then your headache could be the result of dental problems:

  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Sore jaw muscles, particularly when first waking up
  • Grinding or clenching your teeth
  • A clicking sound when you open or close your jaw

Headaches and Jaw Muscles

Did you know that every time you swallow the teeth come together to push the jaw against the skull? If you have a poorly aligned bite, this can cause your muscles to work even harder. Those with TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder suffer from jaw joint and muscle problems that can cause pain and swelling and even headaches. If you find that your headaches come about most often in the morning then it might be time to talk to your Owning Mills dentist about whether or not your symptoms could be due to TMJ.

If you are suffering from frequent headaches that might be caused by teeth grinding or clenching, or if you have symptoms of TMJ then it’s time to see your Owings Mills dentists Drs. Herbert and Harold Mendelson for treatment. Schedule an appointment today with Mendelson Family Dentistry and put a stop to those headaches. Call (410)356-4100.

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