Do you suffer from tension headaches?
Tension headaches can be extremely distracting, painful, and difficult to manage. Patients who experience frequent tension headaches often don’t know that this can be related to their oral health. As a holistic dentist in Bountiful, UT, Dr. Larsen is not only concerned about your oral health but also your overall health and well-being. If you’ve been suffering from recurring headaches, bring this up to Dr. Larsen at your next appointment. There are a variety of issues he can evaluate to determine if your headaches are caused by dental concerns. If so, Dr. Larsen will provide you with a treatment plan to help reduce the frequency of your headaches and restore your peace of mind.
Headache Treatment in Bountiful, UT
Many of our patients are unsure about the cause of their headaches. However, it is common for headaches to be the result of a dental health issue, commonly related to the function of the bite. Dr. Larsen has advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of occlusal disorders, an underlying cause of recurring headaches for many patients. He takes a conservative and holistic approach to your care and will develop a treatment plan unique to your needs.
Here are some common questions we get asked regarding our headache treatment plans.
How do I know if my headaches are caused by dental issues?
Headaches caused by dental issues usually start with a dull pain that you feel on one or both sides of the head and around the temples. Additionally, pain or soreness can be felt in the teeth or jaw and can radiate up to your head.
What dental issues cause headaches?
Teeth grinding, TMJ disorders, and even cavities can cause tension headaches. Anything that throws off the function of your bite pattern and puts extra strain on your teeth, gums, and jawbone can cause a headache. Additionally, if you are missing teeth, this can cause a headache as well because of the extra work that is required of your remaining teeth to pick up the slack. All of these issues can be treated at Larsen Family Dental with solutions like dental implants, customized nightguards, or TMJ treatment.
How will I know if I’m grinding my teeth?
Teeth grinding largely goes unnoticed by patients because they do this unconsciously. Headaches and jaw pain, especially in the mornings, are a big sign of teeth grinding. Dr. Larsen is constantly examining your smile during your preventative appointments for signs of teeth grinding, though if you suspect you are doing this, definitely bring up any symptoms you experience outside of the dentist’s office so our team can provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan.