Everyone gets a headache at some point in their life, but they might not be sure the exact cause. However, when patients are having regular headaches each and every day, they may be dealing with a more chronic condition. Dr. Stanley Levenson of Levenson Smile in Worcester is a dentist who offers a way for patients to address headaches without having to take a daily dose of pain medication.
First, patients will undergo a series of diagnostics with Dr. Stanley Levenson to determine the cause of their headaches. Headaches may stem from a number of conditions so it is important for patients to rule out any serious medical problems. If it has been determined that headaches are caused by tension in the mouth such as TMJ/TMD or bruxism, Dr. Stanley Levenson can help.
TMJ/TMD and bruxism are conditions that may result in stress around the jaw area. This tension can cause patients to experience unwanted headaches each and every day. To address this discomfort, Dr. Stanley Levenson may suggest the use of oral appliance therapy.
Oral appliance therapy is a method of treating the source of the problem. Bruxism and TMJ/TMD can result in tension in the oral area, causing muscles to become sore and resulting in the development of chronic headaches. Oral appliance therapy uses a special mouth guard patients wear every day to reduce the tension in the area and therefor reduce the headaches caused by stress tension. The oral appliance is custom-made for the patient using impressions of the smile to create a professional-grade plastic mouth guard suited to their needs. These can also help in realigning the jaw to avoid the need for orthodontics.
If you live in or around the Worcester area and are interested in visiting with a dentist for treatment for headaches and even migraines, contact the team of Levenson Smile today to book a consultation appointment and initial diagnostics with Dr. Stanley Levenson and his team. We can help patients in achieving a smile that makes them proud, confident, and ensures they are comfortable each and every day!