If you have tension headaches, a sore jaw, or neck pain that seems to come back often, you need to know that there might be an underlying cause. Are headaches a jaw issue? This is a question that doctors or dentists will often get. The more that you work with a health professional to get to the root cause of the issue, the easier it will be for you to get the headache treatment in Thousand Oaks that you need.
Consult a Healthcare Professional
It will always be best to talk with a trusted healthcare professional about any issues you are having with your teeth, jaw, and headaches. There can be several medical reasons depending on the headache you are having, how often, and how severe. This is important information to bring to your doctor or dentist so that you can get specialized care. Most importantly, you could have a headache caused by a mixture of clenching your teeth, an abnormal bite, and stress.
Note: A headache is usually just one symptom of teeth grinding or clenching and/or a poor bite that brings on TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder).
Symptoms of Clenching Jaw Migraines
These are just some of the symptoms that a patient may have when experiencing teeth grinding headaches as an indication of TMJ. Should you be in the situation where you have one or more of the following, you should schedule an appointment at the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Center for professional headache treatment in Thousand Oaks:
· You seem to have a stronger headache upon waking in the morning or the middle of the afternoon.
· You often have tension headaches.
· The headache gets worse when you are chewing.
· You have pain in the temples, over or under your eyes, and in your ear or jaw region.
· You could have ringing, buzzing, or pain in your ear(s).
· You notice popping or clicking noises when you open your jaw, or you could notice locking when opening your mouth.
· Swelling developing on one or both sides of the face
· Sensitive teeth without any notable dental issues
Do I Need a Migraine Device?
Many people suffering from TMJ, tension headaches, or any other issues listed above will want to seek relief. Rather than trying to go the route of medications, there are natural options that you could try. Working with the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre professionals, you can discuss the ability to try a migraine device that will start to work on dental alignment and give you notable relief in a relatively short period of time. Even if you are unsure if you have a sleep problem or something else is going on, the best first step is to work through all possible causes and then formulate a treatment. We are always here to help!
Schedule a time to come in for a consultation, and we can go over all of your options for headache treatment in Thousand Oaks. You can reach the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre by calling us in Thousand Oaks, CA at (805) 496-5700 or Brentwood, CA at (310) 401-0813.