An Untreated Problem With Your Bite Can Cause Headaches

Do you feel like you constantly have to put up with painful headaches, or even migraines? If so, you can understandably wonder why this has issue has become so persistent. What you should know is that many people experience headaches because of untreated TMJ dysfunction, which can occur due to unaddressed problems with your bite function. There is no single reason why a person deals with issues related to a flawed bite. Your problems may be connected to improper jaw movement, untreated dental problems, or issues with poor dental alignment. At our Katy, TX dental practice, we use modern technology to carefully study a person’s bite so we can find what issues might be affecting them, and provide important relief!

You Can Do Something About Persistent Headaches And Migraines

While it may seem odd to see your dentist about headaches and migraines, these problems can be more connected to your oral health than you might suspect. Your jaw movement is controlled by your trigeminal nerve, which is also responsible for sensations in your head, your neck, and your face. As a result, a problem rooted in your jaw can lead to pain in all of these areas! Fortunately, this means that in order to find a solution to your problem, you may only require a trip to the dentist, and not the work of a specialist.

Analyzing Your Bite Function With Advanced Technology

Our Tekscan pressure mapping technology gives us the ability to carefully review the way you apply and release pressure whenever you bite. We can break down the movement, and look for any signs of trouble that might related to TMJ dysfunction, or poor dental health. Once the necessary data has been gathered, we can find the right approach to directly engaging the reason for your headaches!

We Can Provide Treatment For Dental Problems Affecting Your Bite

Sometimes, bite correction can involve work with a patient on changing the way they move their jaw and apply force. In other cases, some dental work is needed. A special oral appliance can reduce pressure on your jaw joints, and help the muscles relax. We can also talk to you about placing dental crowns on teeth that are not properly contributing to your bite function. If we determine that poor dental alignment is a cause for concern, we can talk to you about orthodontic work, including work with Invisalign aligners.

Talk To Lathrop Dental Center About Correcting Your Bite Function, And Addressing Headaches

At Lathrop Dental Center, patients who require help with headaches can find that our practice is ready to find the reason for your ongoing discomfort! The modern technology at our practice allows us to study your bite carefully, and determine if problems connected to your jaw may be causing your headaches and migraines. If you are ready to learn more, you can reach our office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849.