Why Should I Visit My Dentist for Headache Treatment?

If you suffer from chronic, debilitating headaches, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans deal with this painful condition every year. If not treated properly, headaches can significantly impact your quality of life.

While it may seem logical to visit your doctor to treat your headaches, you may find that this course of action doesn’t provide you with the relief you need. In many instances, doctors struggle to accurately diagnose the cause of chronic headaches and recommend an effective treatment plan. This is due to the fact that many headaches are actually caused by a painful dental condition called temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).

TMJ develops when your jaw becomes misaligned. This painful condition often affects the surrounding muscles, nerves, and blood vessels as well. TMJ results in a wide range of painful symptoms, and one of the most common is chronic migraine headaches.

Dr. Fleschler provides headache treatments for patients in the Bellaire area of Houston. She uses the principles of neuromuscular dentistry to identify the proper resting position for your jaw and restore its correct alignment.

Your headache treatment will be customized to address your unique condition. Depending on the cause of your jaw misalignment, Dr. Fleschler may recommend one of the following headache treatment options:

  • Dental restorations
  • Orthotic treatment
  • Physiotherapy
  • Basic lifestyle changes

There’s no reason for you to endure chronic headache pain any longer. Speak to Dr. Fleschler to learn more about your treatment options.

Please contact Dr. Heather Fleschler using the form at the right side of the page or call (713) 660-6500 today to schedule your headache consultation. Dr. Fleschler serves patients in the Houston, Texas areas of Bellaire, West University, Meyerland, and River Oaks.

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