Can My Dentist Really Help Me Avoid Future Migraines?

What can you do to put a stop to your recurring migraines? Many people who suffer from migraines can benefit from discussing the problem with their dentist. This is because their troubles are linked to unaddressed issues with their bite function and jaw alignment. Our Katy, TX dentist’s office is prepared to help you fix alignment and bite troubles so that painful headaches and other issues no longer interfere with your daily life. We can recommend Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR) Therapy to address the matter. DTR Therapy involves treatment to correct problems with your bite function that may be contributing to difficulties with jaw tension and misalignment, as well as problems with headaches and dental wear and tear.

Your Poor Bite Function Can Create Several Problems

It may seem odd to think of your bite as being flawed – after all, few actions are as routine and simple as biting and chewing, right? What you should know is that several issues can affect the way we apply and release force when we bite and chew. If you have a problem with an uneven bite, or if you are not able to apply pressure in certain areas, it can create tension that negatively affects your joints and muscles. This can lead to a problem known as TMJ disorder, which can increase your risk for discomfort and dental troubles.

The Benefits Of Starting DTR Therapy

After studying your bite function, your dentist can identify any imbalances that may be responsible for migraines and other forms of discomfort. Through DTR Therapy, we can work to correct the way you move your jaw. The goal is to steadily and permanently make changes that reduce tension that has produced so much strain. As your jaw is retrained, you can lessen stress on your joints and muscles that cause the many undesirable symptoms of TMJ disorder.

Is Your Dental Function Negatively Affected By Crooked Teeth?

If you have difficulty biting and chewing in a “proper” way, the trouble may be with the alignment of your teeth. In order to stop migraines and address TMJ disorder, your dentist may have to suggest orthodontic work. If you are concerned about the way this work might affect your appearance, you can be happy to know that we may be able to provide Invisalign appliances for your adjustment.

Talk To Lathrop Dental Center About Your Issues With Migraines

At Lathrop Dental Center, individuals who are affected by migraines, jaw pain, and other problems that can be linked to TMJ disorder can count on modern support. Through DTR Therapy, we can help you change your dental function in order to reduce stress and strain, and alleviate the tension causing you problems. To learn more, you can reach our office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849.