Headaches are caused by more than just stress. Although many of us think of headaches and migraines as a condition best addressed by our general physician, many are unaware that a dentist such as Dr. Levenson, of Levenson Smile, can help with headache treatments in Worcester.
There are many types of headaches and most doctors will classify them into one of these common categories: tension headaches, migraines, and cluster headaches. Millions of Americans deal with headaches and the best way to find successful headache treatments is by understanding the cause of the headaches. A proper diagnosis will help a doctor develop an effective solution to the problem.
Dr. Levenson, of Levenson Smile, is a dentist that can help patients who are dealing with headaches caused by dental problems. Whether it is malocclusion, bruxism, or sleep apnea, there may be a dental connection to a patient’s constant, daily headaches.
Several headache treatments in Worcester are provided by Dr. Levenson, including:
Patients who are dealing with malocclusion (misaligned bite) can undergo orthodontic treatment to realign the teeth so that the upper arch and lower arch fit together properly when biting and chewing.
Mouth guards can be made to protect the teeth from grinding and clenching when a patient sleeps. This can reduce tension headaches that can cause pain in the jaw, neck, face, and even the shoulders.
Patients who are experiencing headaches from lack of sleep, and who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, may benefit greatly from an oral appliance. These are custom made to help keep the airways open and hold the tongue down to eliminate the symptoms and problems associated with sleep apnea.
Thanks to these dental treatments, patients may not have to use medication every day to relieve pain and tension. By addressing the underlying issue, patients can experience headache-free days by seeing their dentist.
If you have been experiencing tension headaches, migraines, or cluster headaches, you may find relief by visiting Dr. Levenson, of Levenson Smile. Contact our practice today to schedule a consultation appointment and find out if Dr. Levenson and his team of professionals can diagnose your condition and find a way to address it through oral appliances or dental treatments.