Treat Headaches And Migraines With Your Dentist In Brentwood TN
What is a Headache? A Migraine?
While everyone has experienced a headache or migraine at one point or another in their lives, most people don’t know the scientific reasons behind these frustrating and even debilitating phenomenons. While the brain lacks pain receptors of its own, surrounding arteries, blood vessels, nerves and other components of the head and neck have ample pain receptors. Headaches are often caused by irritiation to the meninges and blood vessels enveloping the brain, while migraines are believed to be primarily an issue of nerve dysfunction.
Find Headache Relief
Headaches and migraines can prevent you from fully enjoying the things and people you love. Headaches and migraines cause you throbbing pain and daily distraction. They can even cause lightheadedness, nausea, and blurred vision. They slow you down when it is inconvenient, sometimes forcing you to leave work or other events. There are dozens of potential causes of headaches and migraines, but the effects of these hindering health problems are the same.
Causes of Headaches
Just a few more common causes of headaches include:
- Influenza, cold, or other sicknesses
- Ear infection
- Changes in sleep patterns
- TMJ disorders
- Causes of Migraines
- Sensory stimuli
- Hormonal changes
- Food or drink
- TMJ disorders
Headaches, Migraines, and TMJ Disorders
TMJ disorders are frequently ignored or missed during discussions of headaches and migraines, leaving the cause of the patient’s symptoms misdiagnosed and the suffering patient unable to find true relief. TMD is a kind of jaw inflammation that causes jaw pain that is often mistaken for tension headaches. When treated as headaches, the cause of the symptoms isn’t addressed, and any improvement is only temporary. When a patient is suffering from a TMD, the root of the problem, must be treated for the headaches to stop permanently.
Treating TMD for Headache Relief
Dr. Poss has the most advanced technology available to diagnose your personal TMJ disorder and symptoms at his Brentwood TN dentist office near Nashville. He can use your diagnosis to create a treatment plan with a customized oral appliance that will suit your needs. Your TMJ disorder will begin to improve as soon as you begin wearing your oral appliance, and your headaches and migraines will lessen almost immediately. Throughout your treatment, Dr. Poss will check in with you, and track your progress so that he can make any calibrations necessary to your appliance. With highly developed technology, Dr. Poss will treat you quickly and effectively.
Call in today–treatment at Practical Sleep Solutions in Brentwood TN will allow you to finally find lasting relief from your headaches and migraines and we see patients from all over the Nashville area, including Franklin TN.