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Apr 22, 2015 | Uncategorized

At Asha Dental, we treat patients throughout Leawood and the 66211 area that are suffering from headaches.  This is such a common problem that forty percent of Americans report suffering from headaches on a regular basis.  As a family dentist, we have seen that these headaches can manifest as pain behind the eyes, in the jaw, around the head, and even on one side of the head only.  The severity of the discomfort is different for each individual but what we have found is that in many cases, the headaches are caused by dental issues that we can address in our dental office.

Most people don’t think of their dentist when experiencing headaches and neck pain.  However, as a headaches dentist in Leawood, KS, we can not only help you to feel better but can help to prevent headaches from reoccurring in the future.

Tension headaches are the number one type of headache that people suffer from.  They occur when muscles are tense for too long or aggravated in some way.  In the case of head, neck, and face pain, the tension often occurs due to grinding and clenching your teeth.  As a cosmetic dentist, we understand how common it is to grind and clench teeth at night while sleeping.  Many people aren’t even aware that they are doing it.  Things like stress can trigger the clenching, but virtually anyone can clench or grind their teeth, even children.

Depending on the severity of your nighttime activities, you may have a slight headache from time to time, or you may have a severe one on a daily basis.  Some people also experience terrible jaw pain and in extreme cases can’t open their jaw in the morning. At this stage, most people will seek treatment or TMJ.  You don’t, however, need to wait this long.  We can examine you and begin treating you right away, before your headaches or jaw pain increase.

If you live in Leawood and are looking for TMJ near me, call our office and schedule a consultation.  Once we have determined that you’re grinding or clenching your teeth, we will make an impression of your mouth and use it to create a removable oral appliance.  This is a device that looks like a connected full retainer.  There are several models we can choose from but with the perfect fit, it will remain securely around your teeth.  At night, this oral appliance will prevent your teeth from touching each other and force your jaw into a more relaxed state. This way, when you wake up in the morning you will feel more comfortable and shouldn’t have a headache anymore.  Interestingly enough, this simple device is enough to keep most of our patients pain-free.

As a cosmetic dentist, we also recommend wearing a removable oral appliance to keep your dental veneers and dental implants, etc. in good condition. After all, if you grind your teeth at night there will be some damage associated with it.  As a family dentist in Leawood, we can also address your other oral health concerns and offer a teeth whitening service for brightening your teeth, orthodontics if they need straightening, and dentures if you have lost them. To speak with our Leawood family dentist office call (913) 440-4199.

Call our Leawood, KS, dental office to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.