There can be many reasons for suffering with headaches. Patients are often not aware that bite disorder or dental problem can often be the cause of recurring headaches. In many cases patients may experience these headaches in the morning as a result of teeth grinding during sleep, a common sign and side effect of a temporomandibular disorder (TMD).
With extensive postgraduate training our doctors have in the diagnosis and treatment of complex dental health problems that are the result of a TMD we can evaluate and help many patients in need. Treating signs and symptoms of TMD is the key to both restoring oral health and performing dental work that withstands the test of time.
Frequent headaches related to masticatory systems include:
- Pain in the temples or back of the head
- Morning headaches
- Radiating pain in the shoulders, neck and upper back
- Migraine headaches
Dr.s Golalic will perform a comprehensive exam, evaluating the entire occlusal system to identify where there is an imbalance and make appropriate treatment recommendations. Our goal is always to do the least amount of dentistry that is necessary to help the patient. Quite commonly, bite correction of wearing of a removable appliance – splint can significantly reduce the incidence of headaches.