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Muscle tension causes around 80% of all headaches. Known as tension headaches, this frustrating and annoying medical condition can truly affect your quality of life. However, did you know your dentist could help you with your tension headaches? Learn more about how you can beat your headaches for good with help from your Owings Mills, MD dentist at Mendelson Family Dentistry.
What dental conditions cause headaches?
Irregularities in your bite, or the way your teeth fit together, cause the muscles which control your jaw to strain and ache. Missing teeth sometimes affect the bite, causing conditions which cause headaches. The muscles can also become skewed and imbalanced. In this case, even one imbalanced muscle could throw your whole neck and shoulder area off balance, causing aches and pains alongside headaches.
How can I tell if dental issues cause my headaches?
While there are many symptoms of dental-related headaches, some tell-tale signs include:
- sore jaw muscles
- popping or clicking jaw noises while eating or speaking
- pain behind the eyes
- teeth grinding
- head or scalp painful to touch
How can my Owings Mills, MD dentist help?
At your appointment, a physical examination includes your teeth, jaw, and neck. Your dentist will search for any signs of abnormalities in your muscles and joints. After determining that you suffer from dental-related headaches, treatments to align your bite vary depending on the condition. Orthodontic treatment can be used to help align your bite. If your headaches are caused due to tension and stress which cause teeth clenching, your dentist can create a mouthguard. No matter what the case, your dentist can help you get to the bottom of your headaches.
For more information on how your dentist can help with your headaches, please contact Dr. Herbert Mendelson and Dr. Harold Mendelson at Mendelson Family Dentistry in Owings Mills, MD. Call (410) 356-4100 to schedule your dental examination today!
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 that 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.