Are you experiencing chronic headaches?
Did you know chronic headaches can sometimes be linked to TMJ disorder or teeth grinding? At Smiles of Trinity Family Dentistry, we offer a comprehensive range of solutions for patients with TMJ disorder. As a Dawson Academy trained dentist, Dr. Gianni Franceschi understands the importance of achieving balance and harmony among the muscles, nerves, and joints in the jaw.
Headaches and Your Dental Health
TMJ: TMJ disorder is a misalignment of the jaw joint, which can sometimes cause painful and uncomfortable symptoms, including headaches and jaw pain. When the temporomandibular joint is misaligned or damaged, it can cause added stress of the muscles, bones, and nerves in the jaw. The headaches occur as a result of stress on the nerves, muscles, and bone structure in the jaw. If you have been dealing with headaches, they may be linked to TMJ.
We offer a wide range of treatment options for TMJ. Visit our New Port Richey, FL dentist office, to learn more about TMJ treatment.
Bruxism: Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, occurs when the biting surfaces of the teeth grind or clench together. Teeth grinding often occurs during sleep, so many patients don’t realize they grind their teeth until they visit the dentist. In advanced cases, patients may experience worn teeth, broken teeth, and headaches as a result of bruxism. We can treat bruxism with personalized treatments and oral sleep appliance therapy.
Sleep Apnea: obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses and blocks the airway during sleep. When the flow of oxygen is disrupted, it causes the patient to gasp for air. When the body is deprived of oxygen, it can lead to a range of symptoms, including routine headaches. Oral sleep appliance therapy can allow patients with sleep apnea to breathe normally and restore their quality of sleep.
Visit Our New Port Richey, FL Dentist Office
To learn more about treating headaches in Trinity, FL, visit Dr. Gianni Franceschi at Smiles of Trinity Family Dentistry. To schedule an appointment, call 727.268.0180 or request an appointment online.