Each year, the American Headache and Migraine Association holds the National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month campaign in hope of educating the public and building awareness in order to reduce stigma about headache disorders. In many instances, migraines may have a direct correlation with a dental issue. If you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines, a visit to the dentist may just be the solution you’ve been looking for. Contact Drs. Chin Dentistry at (702) 445-7075 to schedule a consultation with one of our Summerlin TMJ dentists today!
Chronic headaches and migraines can be debilitating, making day to day tasks difficult. There are currently over 45 million Americans experience chronic headaches, nearly 28 million of them suffering from migraines. There are several cause of migraines, but those who experience them often overlook a common cause, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD).
TMJ is a condition that causes pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and muscles that are responsible for jaw movement. One of the most commonly reported symptoms of the disorder are recurring headaches. Additional symptoms include:
- Jaw locking
- Jaw popping or clicking
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Face and jaw pain
- Difficulty biting or chewing
- Ear pain
For those who are experiencing frequent headaches and haven’t found a cause, it’s always a good idea to have a dental professional conduct an evaluation to determine if you may have TMJ and help determine a treatment if necessary.
If you suffer from chronic headaches and migraines, contact Drs. Chin Dentistry at (702) 445-7075 to schedule your consultation with an experienced TMJ dentist. We serve the areas of Summerlin, Las Vegas, and Henderson, Nevada.