Headaches May Be Caused By Poor BiteFriday, June 10th, 2011, 1:41 pm
More people complain about headaches than any other medical condition. About 45 million Americans suffer from headaches each year robbing them of time at work, school or with their families. Attempting to discover the reason for the headaches often leads to many visits to physicians and specialists without receiving a diagnosis.
Continual headaches or migraines, especially in the morning, may be a sign of temporomandibular joint dysfunction or TMJ. The temporomandibular joint (jaw joint) is one of the most complex in the human body. A common cause of TMJ pain is a poor bite which is also called malocclusion.
Malocclusion can occur for many reasons. Teeth may not fit together properly because of old, broken dental work, misaligned teeth or missing teeth. A dentist who has specialized training has the ability to correct the improper bite and relieve stress on the temporomandibular joint. This relieves the recurring headaches and the neck and shoulder pain that often accompany them.
If you suffer from frequent, recurring headaches please contact Wilbanks Smile Center today at 706-886-9439. Relief from headache pain is within reach.