While your dentist may not be the first person you think to talk to about your frequent headaches, perhaps it should be. Many people who do not find sufficient relief from headaches after visiting their primary care physician, despite a treatment plan being prescribed and followed. You may be surprised to find that what you are suffering from is known as “dental headaches.” Most dental headaches are classified as tension headaches because they are a result of tension that build up around the muscles and joints of the jaw. There are different causes for dental headaches, and your dentist can help pinpoint what exactly is causing your suffering. At Gainesville Dental Group, we offer night guards to help prevent the two most common causes of dental headaches: teeth grinding and the clenching of the jaw.
Grinding the teeth and clenching the jaw put a huge amount of stress on the teeth, on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and the muscles surrounding the joint. The temporomandibular joint is a hinge joint that is surrounded by muscles and tendons that connect to the sides of the face, the skull, and around the ears. Night guards can help prevent jaw pain and protect the teeth from the stresses and pressures of clenching the jaw or grinding the teeth. Gainesville Dental Group is proud to offer custom night guards to patients with frequent headaches and/or TMJ disorder. Custom night guards are a worthwhile investment because they not only help to relieve pain, but they also benefit the future health of your teeth.
If you are continually suffering from headaches that, despite conventional treatment, are not finding relief, please contact Gainesville Dental Group today. We offer comprehensive dental care to residents of Gainesville and the surrounding communities. We look forward to meeting you and forming a partnership to create a lovely smile that will look and feel comfortable for a lifetime.
Gainesville, GA 30501