Not all headaches are related to major organic disorders and can be treated by neuromuscular dentistry. Headaches like the Migraine can be made less severe and less frequent by effectively treating the neuromuscular triggers. In some cases, it has been noticed that migraines can be eliminated completely if a trigger can be linked to the craniomandibular system or even the intensity of the pain may be decreased by giving the medications required.
Your Headaches May Be Related to Neuromuscular Dentistry Issues
Usually the most significant symptom of the temporomandibular joint disorder or the TMD is the headache and this is definitely the most commonly reported medical complaint. A neuromuscular dentist who is specially trained can help alleviate headaches related to these symptoms. Treatment and correction of the neuromuscular dental component often helps treat the underlying causes of many migraines.
Along with treating the root cause of the problems, the main purpose is to make the jaw function normally along with the associated structures and eliminate the pain and discomfort. It is very important to identify the problems first before any treatment is taken. Once the orthopedic corrections are done, then there can be better functioning of the muscular and the neurologic systems.
To start with, the area is treated with the removable orthotics and if proven successful then only the definitive changes are carried out. The accurate evaluation of the relaxed muscles on dental orthopedics can be done by the ultra low frequency TENS. The TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) and Neuromuscular Dentistry includes EMG electromyography, Computerized mandibular scan, realigning the occlusion, mouth splints or orthotics for orthopedic correction. The second stage includes the dental reconstruction revolving around surgery and orthodontia.
The treatments have different stages and gradually try to retain the optimal function of the jaw. Your treatment plan will be considered with your needs in mind. And as headaches are a very common problem most of us don’t take it seriously. So if you experience headaches frequently along with any other symptoms then it is better to consult a neuromuscular dentist and arrange for a proper diagnosis. Welcome Smile Dental offers Migraine Therapy consultations and we are there to help!
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