Migraines Could Stem from Your Teeth


Posted on 11/25/2019 by Gregory A. Williams
Migraines Could Stem from Your TeethIf you're dealing with the pain of migraines, instead of calling the doctor, you may need to contact us. Migraines can be debilitating for days, for some people.

You may even experience ones that keep you from being able to work or showing up for your daily life. The American Migraine Foundation says specific triggers can cause them. Just a few to name are allergies, high humidity, lack of sleep, bright lights, stress, some foods you may eat, and lastly is your oral health.

How Does Oral Health Relate to Migraines?


Migraines can stem from having an incorrect bite. There are a few different types. For example, an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or impacted tooth bite.

When you have these, you may encounter loose teeth, or uneven teeth created by the bite. It forces the muscles in your jaw to work harder when you try to shut your mouth. What happens is inflammation in the jaw muscles that can trigger a migraine or a headache. If you grind your teeth in your sleep, that clenching all night can cause swollen jaw muscles and a headache or a migraine.

What Can be Done to Help?


If you find yourself with a headache when you wake up in the morning, that is a sign to seek professional care. Our office can help decide how to help correct your bite. There are a few different ways to help address the pain. A change in your lifestyle is the most effective strategy. Jaw stretching exercises can also relieve some stress in the jaw.

Now that you have a better idea of oral care habits for your teeth, pick up the phone and give us a call. We can help you decide what approach will best reduce or alleviate your pain. Please give us a call, and we will get you scheduled as soon as possible.

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