Is the dentist really someone who should hear about your problems with chronic headaches? There are different triggers for this painful problem; you may not realize it, but your headache issues could stem from problems with your oral health! At our Houston, TX dentist’s office, we can use technology to evaluate your bite and look for imbalances that can cause stress resulting in jaw pain, facial discomfort, neck and shoulder problems, and recurring headaches. Therapy to correct your imbalances can bring about relief for this and other uncomfortable issues. We can also look out for other issues that might contribute to your bite problems, such as problems with unhealthy teeth, and provide the appropriate services to resolve these matters.
Oral Health Issues Can Trigger Headaches
A spike in headaches can take away from your quality of life, interfere with planned activities, and make you worry over your health. What might surprise you is how the movement of your jaw can contribute to this problem. Without realizing it, you can put stress on your joints and muscles with awkward motions. This movement, along with poor joint alignment, can tax the jaw and aggravate the trigeminal nerve, which is responsible for sensation in the face, neck, and head as well as for your bite motion.
Using TruDenta To Better Understand Your Bite Troubles
TruDenta technology gives us the means to thoroughly analyze your bite movements. In doing so, we can point out imbalances that are contributing to stress that affects the joints and muscles. This can be an important first step in providing personalized care for TMJ disorder, which refers to problems with poor joint alignment and movement. As we work to correct your specific issues, we can help you ease tension and experience meaningful relief!
Planning Restorative Treatment To Improve Dental Function
Restorative dental work is sometimes recommended as part of a larger plan to restore a patient’s bite function. When you lack the ability to apply the appropriate force to certain teeth, you can find it harder to stick to movements that are comfortable. With custom dental crowns that imitate healthy enamel, we can protect teeth and still preserve your smile!
Your Houston, TX Dentist Can Help You Enjoy Relief From Headaches!
Living with pain linked to poor jaw alignment and movement can certainly be frustrating. Fortunately, this is not something that you have to tolerate, as you may be able to resolve the problem with your dentist’s help! A review of your bite function and treatment to address problems with jaw pain, stiffness, and poor alignment can have many benefits for you. To find out how we can help you take on problems with headaches, or to discuss another matter that concerns your oral health, contact your Houston, TX, dentist, Dr. Vlachakis, by calling 281-974-4494.