Migraine headaches that continually plague patients in the Worcester area may not always be related to major disorders. In some cases, migraines may stem from a neuromuscular condition that can be addressed by a dentist. By effectively treating these neuromuscular triggers, patients may be able to reduce the severity of their migraines or lessen their frequency.
There are several reasons patients may be dealing with chronic migraines that can be connected to dental concerns, including patients with:
Temporomandibular joint disorder
Malocclusion (misalignment of teeth and the bite)
Bruxism (clenching and grinding overnight)
Not only can these conditions have an effect on one's experience with regular migraines, but they can also affect one's dental health and overall wellness. Sleep apnea has been linked to a number of conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and an increased risk of strokes and heart attacks, while bruxism and TMD can wear down natural teeth and break dental restorations. By addressing these issues, patients may be able to find relief from chronic migraines or reduce their severity and frequency.
Migraine treatment through a dentist such as Dr. Stanley Levenson of Levenson Smile may vary depending on the source of the problem. If malocclusion or temporomandibular joint disorder is the issue, orthodontics may be able to resolve the problem. In some cases, oral appliances can be used when patients suffer from sleep apnea, bruxism, or TMD.
By speaking to a dental professional, patients can seek an effective migraine treatment by dealing with the tension and stress caused by the jaw and alignment of the natural smile. Addressing these problems can help reduce migraines and allow patients to enjoy a better quality of life.
Patients in the Worcester area are welcome to contact Levenson Smile today to schedule an evaluation and consultation visit with an experienced professional to find a solution to their headache and migraine concerns. With x-rays and an evaluation—as well as a review of one's medical and dental history—Dr. Levenson may be able to target the problem and offer an effective treatment that can provide almost immediate results.