Common headache and jaw problems seen by dentist in Willoughby Hills
Dr. Michael Stern of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills provides his patients with a wide range of dental solutions, including non-traditional treatments that other dental facilities in the area may not address. This includes common headache and jaw problems seen by patients who are dealing with conditions such as TMD and bruxism.
TMD, which stands for temporomandibular joint disorder, is a chronic condition caused by the dysfunction of the jaw joint. The joint allows the mouth to open and close, and is a complex area that includes muscles, ligaments, and bone. When it malfunctions, it can be extremely troublesome, resulting in clicking, popping, pain, locking of the jaw, and even chronic headaches and migraines. When patients are diagnosed with this condition, they can speak with a dental professional about ways to address it. In many cases, they may want to learn more about oral appliance therapy to reduce the problems associated with these conditions.
Bruxism is a condition in which patients subconsciously clench and grind their teeth when they sleep. This condition can result in wear and tear on the natural teeth, and may be the cause of chronic headaches. Dr. Michael Stern and the team of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills can help relieve patients of pain and discomfort as well as expensive restorative work using oral appliance therapy.
Oral appliance therapy is a popular option that is non-invasive yet completely effective at reducing the headaches or migraines often associated with bruxism and TMD. Using the NTI-tss appliance can help patients find relief. Other solutions for patients may include Botox injections, which have been used successfully to reduce chronic migraine headaches as well as for cosmetic enhancement. Botox has been FDA approved and can reduce muscle tension that can contribute to headaches experienced by patients.
Patients in and around the community are welcome to contact Dr. Michael Stern of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills to educate themselves on the advantages of oral appliance therapy and Botox injections to address problems such as migraines and headaches.Back to Headaches and Migraines Home Page