According to the National Library of Medicine, headaches are a leading cause of missed school and work. Dental specialist, Jason Pehling, DDS, MS, and the caring professionals at TMJ Orofacial Disorders Center in Seattle, offer effective treatments to help you find relief from headaches. Dr. Pehling provides impactful solutions including Botox®, lifestyle changes, medications, physical medicine, injections, and oral appliance therapy. Dr. Pehling looks to treat the problems, not just mask the symptoms. Many headaches are a consequence of TMJ disorder, clenching, and posture. Don’t let hammering headaches bring you down when there are successful solutions. Book an appointment over the phone or click today.
Headaches can be caused by certain changes in your brain or by genetics. There are contributing factors thought to trigger a headache, including:
Other key factors that could play a role in triggering headaches are excessive alcohol consumption, processed foods containing chemical substances like nitrates, and stress.
Headaches can be a symptom of autoimmune diseases and certain health conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. Teeth clenching and TMJ disorders are often headache triggers.
As well as head pain, in many instances, headaches come along with other symptoms, such as:
You might experience neck and shoulder pain and dysfunction with your headaches.
Head pain can be debilitating and cause other problems, such as cognitive impairment and sleep disruption.
After determining the cause of your headache, Dr. Pehling helps you decide the best treatment to give you relief and prevent future headaches from occurring.
Depending on the cause of your headache, treatment options could include:
In some cases, a procedure might be necessary to resolve problems associated with TMJ.
During your personal consultation, you’re given valuable information on the variety of treatment options available to you at TMJ Orofacial Disorders Center. Dr. Pehling might decide it’s best to use certain treatments in conjunction.
For many headaches, the goal is to relieve muscle stress and tension — two leading factors. Many treatments are aimed at improving and encouraging the normal range of motion of your joints and muscles in your neck and jaw and decreasing any aggravating factors.
Dr. Pehling might suggest a surgical procedure if there’s clear evidence that a vertebrae or disc is out of place and causing dysfunction and pain. Dr. Pehling collaborates with his medical specialist colleagues frequently.
Find relief from your persistent headaches so you can think clearly again. Call the TMJ Orofacial Disorders Center or use the online scheduler.