If you suffer from frequent head and neck pain, it can greatly impact your productivity and quality of life. In fact, many individuals suffer for years with headaches, never truly finding adequate relief. Do you know that many headaches can be attributed to problems with the jaw? At Smyrna Dental in Smyrna, GA, we take a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating jaw joint issues that may be the source of your headache so you can finally be free from pain.
The contact between the upper and lower teeth is called occlusion. If your teeth do not meet and line up properly when the mouth is closed, this is referred to as malocclusion. If the upper and lower jaw do not meet up evenly, it can cause several symptoms including difficulty or pain while chewing or damage to the teeth, bone and muscles. This jaw damage can lead to pain in the jaw, neck, and head.
There are many different signs of an uneven bite, including:
The first step to beginning treatment for chronic headaches and jaw pain is to determine the source. During the consultation process we will perform a thorough evaluation to identity the unique causes of your pain. From there, we can design a comprehensive treatment program that may include the following:
If you have been suffering from headaches or jaw and neck pain, it’s time to find out if the source of your problem could be with dysfunction of the jaw joint. To book an appointment, give us a call at (678) 374-3764.