March 04, 2014

Prosthodontists Treat Headaches Caused By Your Mouth

As a Board Certified Prosthodontic office, we frequently see patients seeking relief from headaches, many of which can be the result of dysfunction of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ), jaw function (the way your upper and lower teeth contact one another and mesh together when you chew), and the magnitude and direction of the forces of your bite.

Common to patients with headaches of oral origin are facial and chewing muscle tenderness, jaw pain when chewing or talking and even sometimes at rest, jaw joint clicking, teeth clenching or grinding while awake or asleep, and stiffness of the neck and shoulder areas.

Treatment is relief oriented.  A variety of methods are used to minimize pain and restore normal range of motion and strength.  Once stabilization is achieved, then permanent solutions are determined.  If you need this type of care, we are here to help.

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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