Do you constantly suffer from headaches?
Constant headaches can be a sign of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) or Teeth Grinding(Bruxism). When a patient’s jaw is misaligned and their bite is off balance, tension headaches can become a frequent issue. Oxnard, CA dentist Dr. Georgia Haddad offers comprehensive, quality treatment for patients who may be suffering from TMD. Dr. Haddad of Beach Cities Dental Group has years of extensive training to properly spot and treat symptoms of TMD and Bruxism. During a comprehensive exam, Dr. Haddad will skillfully exam the mouth, teeth, and gums to search for any signs of a bite disorder. We will develop a detailed treatment plan to help diagnose and treat your headaches.
Headaches and TMD
Tension in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can result in constant headaches. Dr. Haddad works diligently to help treat and diagnose TMD. In order to properly treat and diagnose TMD, Dr. Haddad must thoroughly exam the teeth, mouth, and gums. Some of the most common symptoms of TMD are:
- Pain in the neck or shoulders
- Facial pain
- Difficulty chewing and biting
- Stifness in the jaw
- Popping or clicking sound in jaw
Leaving TMD untreated can lead to complex dental issues. TMD can cause patients to grind their teeth, causing the teeth to chip and fracture. This can lead to extensive tooth damage, tooth decay, or even tooth loss. After Dr. Haddad examines your teeth, mouth, and gums, she can properly diagnose and treat your TMD. We offer a variety of treatment option for patients like oral appliances, dental veneers, dental crowns, and Invisalign to help relieve your TMD symptoms.
Headaches and Bruxism
Teeth grinding can be an instrumental part in why you wake up with severe headaches. Bruxism can be triggered by factors like stress, misaligned teeth, anxiety or insomnia. Over time teeth grinding can lead to tooth loss, tooth decay, and chips and fractures. If left untreated, bruxism can lead to more complex dental issues. Some common symptoms of Bruxism are:
- Jawbone pain
- Facial pain
- Tension headaches
- Worn down teeth
- Chipped and fractured teeth
After a detailed consultation with Dr. Haddad, she will discuss a variety of treatments to help stop your teeth grinding. She will work with you to determine the best option for your lifestyle.
Schedule A Consulation
If you are experiencing severe headaches, schedule a visit to Beach Cities Dental Group to determine if Dr.Georgia Haddad can help treat your symptoms. Schedule an appointment online or give us a call.