Vehicle accidents, sporting activities, even your baby bumping his/her head against yours, can be causes of force-related symptoms in the head, neck and jaw.
The list of events that can cause head trauma is long. Current symptoms may have been created years ago by an event long since forgotten or dismissed as minor. Head, neck or jaw trauma can cause stretching or tearing of the ligaments and muscles along with other unseen and often undiagnosed dental force imbalances and impairment.
Pain as a Result of Previous Dental Repair and Orthodontics
Some of the causes of symptoms can be poor adaptation to completed dental work, aged restorative materials and, in some cases, from poor adaptation of the patient to orthodontic changes. Wisdom teeth extraction can also be a potential source of dental force related symptoms.
Why see a dentist?
The head, neck, and jaw are so interconnected, that tension in one can be the cause of pain in the other. Instead of treating the symptoms, our dentist will evaluate your bite and your mouth structure, and identify the root causes of your pain. Give us a call today.