Headaches and migraines

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Headaches And Migraines

In addition to discussing this with your family doctor, speak with your Stittsville family dentist.


Tension headaches can be the result of muscle strain in the jaw. This could be from misaligned teeth forcing the muscles to work overtime. Bruxism is grinding teeth at night and can result in waking up with a headache. Using a mouth guard at night can help. Other habits can include nail-biting and chew on pencils,  as well as chewing gum.

TMJ is a significant cause of headaches because it affects the joints, muscles and nerves in the face around the mouth. Sometimes this will dissipate but it can also require intervention. Sometimes sinus issues and toothaches can feel like TMJ, so you should have a dental professional evaluate the situation. Cavities can also manifest as headaches.

If you are experiencing headaches and migraines, it is important to speak with your Stittsville dentist. There can be many causes for these issues, some of which may be dental-related. Our team at the dental office is experienced in helping people find relief from their headaches and migraines. We will work with you to determine the cause of your pain and develop a treatment plan that works best for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!