When it comes to common solutions to headaches, visiting your dentist may not top the list. Yet, in many cases, a recurring headache could be one of several other symptoms that could indicate trouble with your teeth, bite function, oral structures, or more. Like all other symptoms, curing your chronic headaches requires visiting your dentist for a comprehensive examination, and then undergoing an appropriate treatment plan to correct your condition.
Custom Dental Restoration
The nerves of a tooth are housed at the center of its crown and extend through the root into the jawbone. When a tooth is infected or damaged, these nerves can become aggravated or directly infected by oral bacteria, which can lead to severe toot pain as well as consistent, increasingly worse headache. By restoring the tooth with a custom restoration, your dentist can seal and protect the nerves (or remove them, if they’ve become infected) and alleviate your discomfort.
Aside from your teeth’s nerves, your jaw’s joints can also impact the occurrence and severity of your headaches. Known as temporomandibular joints (TMJs), the joints are located near the dominant nerve in your head, neck, and face, called the trigeminal nerve. When this nerve becomes aggravated, it can lead a wide range of symptoms, and chronic headaches and migraines are among the most common.
Sleep Apnea Solutions
Lack of sleep is a common cause of headaches, as is lack of adequate oxygen. When you suffer from sleep apnea, you experience both, which is why chronic headaches are a frequent sign of the disorder. Your dentist can help you address sleep apnea with a custom-designed appliance, which helps you breathe and sleep easier every night to ensure you get the rest and oxygen you need.
Find Out if Your Headache Is Dental Related
Some headaches start with your dental health, and the right customized treatment may be the only way to relieve them. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Syosset Dental in Syosset, NY today at 516-433-2211 or 516-921-1678.