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Are Your Teeth Causing Your Headaches? Gainesville, GA
patient sitting in the dental chair holding his cheek

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.

Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group

Our Patient Reviews

Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

Linda H.

Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

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Contact Us

1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville GA, 30501

Tel: (770) 297-0401

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Our office is open for normal business hours and we are following all ADA/CDC guidelines to ensure staff and patient safety.