Do you suffer from frequent migraines? If you have been searching for what it seems like forever on how to treat migraines there is one more option you should consider.
There is growing evidence that migraines and teeth could be related as a source of migraine headaches. Some people are finding that the dental correlation to this devastating painful condition is often not considered.
You may be thinking I would never consider going to the dentist to treat a migraine but there is a good possibility that your dentist may have the answer to your migraine headaches.
As you read this article you will discover the top two causes of dental migraine headaches.
We will also discuss the type of treatment you would receive for each condition.
Finally you will have to go to a dentist to determine if your migraines are connected to your dental problems. We will also discuss some of the payment options that are available to pay for your dental visits.
This condition could be a major cause of migraines.
If there was ever such a thing as a dental migraine temporomandibular joint dysfunction or TMJ may be the cause of it. Since TMJ is a condition of the jaw some of the main reasons that cause it are grinding of the teeth and an improper bite.
To understand how TMJ can cause migraines your jaw is actually connected to the temporal bone of the skull. Any condition in your jaw that causes pain can migrate up the temporal bone to your head and this can cause a headache which can eventually lead to a migraine.
A fairly recent development in the dental field to treat TMJ is a device called a NTI. It has been found to be effective in relieving tension headaches which can transition into a migraine. If fits on your front teeth and stops the teeth from clenching and grinding. You wear it while you are sleeping and it can do wonders.
This may be a simple solution to stopping migraine headaches.
This next condition is similar to TMJ. The difference is that it is not necessarily a problem with the jaw but can also cause migraines by grinding of the teeth. This usually happens when we are sleeping and we aren’t even aware we are doing this.
There is only one way you can tell if you are grinding your teeth and that is to go to the dentist. This can usually be easily fixed by your dentist prescribing a specially fitted mouth guard that you will wear while you are sleeping.
Your next step is going to the dentist.
What if stopping your migraines is as simple as getting treatment for the two conditions we have discussed in this article?
You are going to have to go to the dentist to explore this possibility. Of course when you say dentist you know it may be a lot of money out of your pocket.
Actually when you consider other dental procedures that cost a lot of money the treatments we have discussed could be a lot less expensive in comparison.
If you don’t have dental insurance you will have to pay the dental bill out of your own pocket.
My wife suffers from migraines so I understand in a way what you are going through. As a matter of fact she is starting to wear a mouth guard at night to see if this will help with the pain.
She was able to go to the dentist under the option I will discuss with you below. It is affordable and you may want to take a look at it.