Though many people, including dentists, like to interchangeably use the words headache and migraine, they are in fact two different conditions, though both can be caused by TMJ disorder. Migraines are much more painful and long-lasting than normal headaches and many times create a sense of sensitivity to things such as light and sound. Migraines created by TMJ are intense, muscular headaches and can become debilitating. Of course, migraines can be caused by a long list of conditions, so it’s important to have to have your migraines in Detroit properly diagnosed and then treated.
Getting The Diagnosis And Treatment You Need – How A Dentist Can Help With Migraine Treatment
If you’ve tried to unsuccessfully treat your migraines using other methods such as medication and so on but to no avail, your migraines may be caused by TMJ disorder. The problem is that many doctors and even some dentists are so unaware of the condition, and even if they know of it, they aren’t sure of the proper treatment. Your migraines could be caused by a problem with your TMJ (temporomandibular joint) if your bite isn’t aligned properly. In a poorly aligned bite, your upper and lower jaw don’t come together in quite the right way, so the muscles have to work extra hard to get the teeth into a restful position, which then causes the muscles to go into spasms, which then causes migraine headaches. It’s very similar to a cramp or “charlie horse” that you can get in your leg or other muscles.
Migraines need to be diagnosed and treated. No one wants to continuously suffer from something so painful. If your migraines are still unsolved, and you either live in the Detroit area or are willing to travel to our Novi, Michigan dental office, give us a call at (248) 380-9330 or schedule an appointment online to talk to Dr. Serra. He will be able to diagnose your condition and treat it as necessary.