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Headache and Jaw Pain

Did you know that headaches and jaw pain can be caused by clenching and grinding your teeth and/or dysfunction in your jaw? Dysfunction in the TMJ or jaw joint may result in symptoms like clicking and popping sounds, headaches, neck and facial pain, locking of the jaw and ringing in the ears. When the jaw joint is not working properly, the body also begins to compensate by involving muscles in other areas such as the neck, throat, and upper and lower back, arms, etc.

If you suffer from head, neck, jaw, or facial pain, Dr. Robin, Dr. Matt, and Dr. Mike here in our Smithville, Plattsburg, and Weston offices can help to relieve symptoms and restore optimum function.

Dental treatment could involve the use of splints, bite plates or functional appliances, which are custom designed and fitted to provide maximum relief and comfort.

Another treatment option provided by Hildebrand Estivo Dental could be BOTOX® injectables. Botox is the first FDA-approved preventative treatment for chronic migraine. We recommend you start using a “headache diary” to track your symptoms and share with our doctors. Things to record would be noting your symptoms, how long they last, any triggers, severity, and any treatments you tried to relieve the headache.

If you or someone you know has chronic headaches, neck and shoulder stiffness, ringing in the ears or even dizziness, speak with either Dr. Robin or Dr. Matt Hildebrand or Dr. Mike Estivo. There is hope for relief!