Headaches and your bite-The Relationship
Having just returned from a Seminar relating the way a person bites and level of comfort they will have in their head and shoulders. Stress Headaches are very common and many times this relates to the level of stress the person has, the occlusion (bite), and the level in which a person handles their stress. Headaches are very complex in both their origin and the way they effect the individual. The use of spraying muscles and using pressure points can reduce headaches if they are muscular in nature. Jaw pain can also be referred in nature. For example, pain in the side of the face can be generated from a problem or knot in the muscle in the shoulder area. If you suffer from headaches or your teeth don’t fit together like they used to give us a call at (586)247-3500 or visit us at www.thegentledentist.com. Our gentle dental office is located in Shelby township, macomb Michigan.
The use of medications to relax the muscles are helpful for a short period of time up to 6 weeks. This, in addition to a bite guard to protect the teeth are very effective to resolve muscle pain. For those patients who wake themselves up at night may benefit from medications that used in high doses are anti depressants. Elavil is an example of a short term medication that is used to help patients get to a deeper level of sleep in a low dosage. This is also used in low dosages for up to 6 weeks to help break the cycle of pain from TMD (Tempro-mandibular dysfunction).