As a TruDenta dental practice, we can treat headache and jaw pain symptoms including:
Age and Wear
As the body ages, so does the bite. Natural teeth wear at different rates from years of dental work. For example, fillings and crowns, for example, can be made from amalgam, precious metals, ceramics, etc and other materials. The different materials within your mouth can cause improper alignment of the teeth which forces the muscles and tendons to work harder to compensate for the imbalances. As we age, joints and cartilage are reduced in thickness. This changes angles and forces within the overall dentomandibular region. As you grow older, your teeth and bite change, potentially causing many of the headache and jaw pain symptoms which can be treated by our TruDenta certified practice.
Head, Neck or Body Trauma
Vehicle accidents, sporting activities or even your baby bumping his/her head against yours can be causes of force related symptoms in the head, neck and jaw. The list of trauma causes of trauma is long. Current symptoms may have been created years ago by an event long since forgotten or dismissed as minor. Head, neck or jaw trauma can cause stretching or tearing of the ligaments and muscles along with other unseen and often undiagnosed force imbalances and impairments.
Dental Repair and Orthodontics
Some of the causes of symptoms can be poor adaptation to completed dental work, aged restorative materials and, in some cases, from poor adaptation of the patient to orthodontic changes.
Stress, Diet, Posture and Frequent Computer Use
If you lead a stress free life, congratulations! You are less likely to have force related symptoms in your head, neck and jaw. For the other 99% of the world, stress and poor posture (such as from sitting in front of a computer for hours) can result in many of the symptoms outlined above. Weight gain and improper eating habits can also contribute to your head, neck and jaw pain.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, contact our office to schedule a consultation.