Frequent Headaches Treatment in Frankston | Beachside Dental

Treatment For Frequent Headaches Cause By Dental Issues in Frankston

What is it?

Frequent or recurring headaches, suffered by many of us and often misdiagnosed by physicians, can be caused by an underlying dental problem. As headaches are a symptom of so many conditions, it can be challenging at times for dentists and physicians to make a correct diagnosis.

What causes it?

If the cause is dental, it is most commonly bruxism (also known as teeth-grinding) or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD).
Our dentists have the training and experience to diagnose and treat patients who have headaches as a result of TMD. And if you are suffering from headaches caused by TMD, you will typically experience other symptoms such as:

  • Jaw discomfort or locking jaw
  • Neck and/or shoulder pain
  • Difficulties in jaw motion or a poor range
  • Popping noises from the jaw
  • Teeth grinding or clenching
  • Earaches and/or uncomfortable pressure in the ear

What treatments are available for TMD?

At Beachside Dental, we use BOTOX® as an alternative treatment for TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) disorders and associated jaw tension and pain. When injected into facial muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort, BOTOX® relieves TMJ and jaw tension for many patients. The injections often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding, and, in cases of severe stress, BOTOX® can even minimize lock jaw. Although BOTOX® treatment for these conditions evidence indicates that it can be extremely effective.