Having headaches that seem to have no apparent cause and no apparent treatment can be frustrating. Like you, many of our Summerlin patients suffer from unexplained headaches. You might be surprised to learn that head pain could be related to your dental health. Fortunately, Drs. Chin and Pharar may have a solution that’s right for you.
Roughly 10 million Americans suffer from a condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ. This dental problem is caused by a misalignment or some other stress of the joint connecting your jaw to your skull. A misaligned bite may be the cause of TMJ symptoms. A bad bite strains and overexerts the muscles and other structures supporting the temporomandibular joint. Because this joint is so intricate, the slightest amount of irritation can wreak havoc, potentially causing headaches.
With TMJ, you may experience other symptoms such as:
- Jaw pain
- Facial pain or pressure
- Shoulder pain or discomfort
- Jaw clicking
- Neck pain
- Ringing in the ears
Drs. Chin can deliver headache treatment related to TMJ by offering patients unique options, including:
- Custom made mouth guards
- Clear braces/traditional braces
- Dental restorations to rebuild the bite
- Oral surgery (only in extreme cases)
By addressing potential dental issues such as TMJ, together we may be able to treat your headaches. Our experienced team understands that every patient is unique. By scheduling a consultation, we will be able to discuss treatment options that are right for you and your overall goals.
If you are seeking headache treatment in the Summerlin area, give our office a call at (702) 445-7075. We are dedicated to creating dazzling smiles in the Las Vegas, Henderson and surrounding Nevada communities.