Have severe headaches become a part of your daily life? While they can stem from a wide variety of causes (if you’re currently experiencing a headache that is especially painful, you should contact a physician right away), did you know that lots of headaches find their source in problems related to your jaws and teeth? How does this work? Because we here at the Torrance headache treatment center of Dr. Paul Grin, DDS, MPH, APC believe that education is an integral component of achieving better health and better quality of life, we’d like to give you a little explanation of the connection between problems in our mouths and pain in our heads. So, if you have a minute or two, please read on. This could very well be the answer you’ve been looking for.
Believe it or not, your jaw muscles are able to exert more pressure than any other muscle group in your body. (Indeed, the world record for bite pressure is an astonishing 975 pounds!) Though this strength is extremely helpful when we’re biting through carrots or sunflower seeds, it can cause serious problems if our teeth aren’t lined up properly and/or if we’re clenching our teeth unconsciously throughout the day. In addition to doing damage to our jaw joints, teeth and gums, misalignments and overexertion can actually result in headaches. Now for some good news. If you come into the Torrance headache treatment practice of Dr. Paul Grin, DDS, MPH, APC, and our doctor thinks your headache is due to dental issues, generally speaking, these dental issues are solvable — whether through braces, relaxation training, physical therapy, prescription drugs or some combination of all of these. In other words, if your headaches stem from things going on in your mouth and jaws, they should be curable!
If you’re teeth feel loose and sensitive, if your jaw muscles ache day-to-day, we here at the practice of Dr. Paul Grin, DDS, MPH, APC, would like to have you into the office for a comprehensive dental exam. We’ve helped lots of folks with Torrance headache treatment, and we’d love to help you too. Call or use our website to set up an appointment today!