Headaches are a common reason for doctor visits leading to invasive tests, referrals to specialists and many times, no diagnosis. It is frustrating for patients to discover that physicians cannot pinpoint the reason for the intense pain that plagues them. While the causes of many headache episodes are never found, a lucky few find their way to a neuromuscular dentist. Neuromuscular dentists have been specially trained to work with the muscles and joints of the head and neck, particularly the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) or jaw joint. Problems with the jaw joint cause many symptoms but one of the most problematic are severe, chronic headaches.
A neuromuscular dentist uses various high tech diagnostic tools including computerized jaw tracking to find the optimal positioning for your jaw, a position in which the muscles are relaxed. To maintain this optimal positioning you may be fitted with an custom oral appliance or you may require replacement of old dental restorations or worn teeth.
If you suffer from chronic headaches you may have temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Please contact your Columbus area neuromuscular dentist, Dr. Mark Levy at 614-476-6696 today to schedule your consultation.