Worcester area patients who struggle with chronic headaches and migraines may take the time to visit their primary physician to find an answer to their problems. There are many reasons patients may experience this pain and so it is essential that they receive a proper diagnosis by working with the doctor they know and trust. However, many do not realize that headaches and migraines may be caused by a malfunction of the jaw or due to bruxism, a condition that causes patients to clench and grind their teeth while they sleep.
Patients who are told their condition is a result of dental issues are welcome to contact the practice of Dr. Stanley Levenson. At Levenson Smile, we provide treatment for patients who are dealing with chronic headaches and migraines due to dental complications. For some patients, it may be a result of the TMJ, or the temporomandibular joint. This jaw joint hinges the top and bottom jaw. When it malfunctions, it can become painful. It can also lock up and become misaligned, causing pain that can radiate from the shoulder and neck up to the head. This can cause headaches. Additionally, the clenching resulting from conditions such as bruxism can also cause tension migraines.
Patients seeking migraine treatment may not think to visit their dentist in Worcester for assistance. Dr. Stanley Levenson can help patients by providing oral appliance therapy. This type of therapy is the use of a custom appliance that is worn in the mouth at night. It looks like a mouth guard, made of high-quality medical-grade plastic. It slips over the dental arch and can help realign the jaw and protect the teeth from wear and tear from bruxism. This in turn can release the tension that may result in headaches and migraines.
Dr. Stanley Levenson is often approached by patients who want to know the cost of treatment. This will vary from patient to patient, and may change if patients have dental insurance coverage that will provide partial or full payment for their oral appliance. The best way to determine the cost is to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Stanley Levenson for an examination and to discuss dental insurance plans, which may reduce the out-of-pocket expenses.