Migraines can cause severe pain, and leave you unable to go about your normal daily routine. What people sometimes fail to realize is that a problem with recurring migraines may be caused by an unresolved dental issue. Our Katy, TX dental practice may be able to provide migraine relief for you by examining your oral health, and your bite function. If you have an unaddressed issue with your jaw joints, or the motion of your bite, you can experience headaches, facial pain, difficult jaw movement, and even neck and shoulder pain! To understand why these problems have started to affect you, we can perform a thorough review of your bite to reveal problems that call for care.
The Link Between Jaw Problems And Headaches
If you have untreated problems that affect your jaw joints or muscles, the pain can spread to other areas like your head, face, and neck. This is because your jaw movement is controlled by your trigeminal nerve. If something is affecting your trigeminal nerve, you can feel it in several places – this is because this nerve controls sensations in your head and face. A poor bite function may be taxing your joints, or the muscles – letting the matter go unchecked can leave you in chronic pain!
Analyzing Your Bite Function
We use advanced technology to produce a thorough study of your bite equilibration, which means your dentist can see how evenly your teeth meet and separate when you close down, and release your bite. A person with an uneven bite can create stress that leads to TMJ dysfunction. Your dentist can work with you to change your bite, and provide a special oral appliance that allows you to relax the joints and muscles. A study of bite equilibration also allows us to determine if poor dental health, or poor dental alignment, might be contributing to your troubles.
Planning Restorative Work To Address Your Bite Issues
Your bite issues may be a result of more than just poor movement. Teeth that are not able to absorb the pressure of your bite may need to be restored with dental crowns before you can practice better movement. You can also have an issue with an improper bite because of unresolved issues with poor dental alignment. Thanks to Invisalign appliances, we can help you address this matter without asking you to wear conspicuous metal braces.
Talk To Lathrop Dental Center About Your Migraine Issues
Migraines can be absolutely debilitating, but you can do something if you have started to experience them! At Lathrop Dental Center, we can help you determine if untreated jaw problems have been causing your headaches, and we can talk to you about resolving the problem! If you are interested in finding out more, you can reach our office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849.