Migraine headaches are one of the most common symptoms of TMJ, a disorder affecting the alignment of the jaw. Unfortunately, the relationship between TMJ and migraine headaches is frequently overlooked, particularly when no other symptoms are present.
If you suffer from chronic migraine headaches, seeking treatment from a neuromuscular dentist may be the farthest thing from your mind. However, migraine treatment focused on correction of TMJ is often one of most effective ways to reduce or completely eliminate these debilitating headaches.
If you suffer from migraine headaches and live in the Houston area of Texas, please contact Fantastic Smiles or call 832-862-1111 today to schedule a neuromuscular dentistry evaluation with Dr. Morency.
Treating Migraine Headaches
TMJ causes muscle tension, which in turn places enormous pressure on the trigeminal nerve. Being the nerve responsible for all sensation in your face, pressure on this nerve can result in migraine headaches along with other forms of facial pain.
Migraine headache treatment at Fantastic Smiles focuses on realigning the jaw, allowing muscles to relax and relieving pressure on the trigeminal nerve. This can produce long-lasting comfort and may even prevent future occurrences of migraine headaches.
TMJ treatments may include muscle relaxation with a TENS Unit along with customized oral devices that can help restore proper alignment. Depending on your specific needs, migraine headache treatment may also include dental restorations for bite correction and other, more permanent solutions.
Stepping Away from Ineffective Medications
Treating migraine headaches with prescription narcotics is potentially dangerous and ultimately ineffective. Medications can be just as damaging to your abilities as migraines themselves, and cannot prevent their reoccurrence. The best migraine treatment requires more than just a band aid, it must be focused on addressing the underlying problem, freeing you from these painful headaches for good.
To schedule your migraine headache treatment consultation with our experienced Houston neuromuscular dentist, please contact us today.