Millions of Americans suffer from chronic facial and neck pain as well as recurring headaches. Harris Dental Arts is at the forefront of modern headache and migraine treatment. We are the experts in diagnosing and treating the many causes of chronic headache and migraine pain – all of which stem from dental force imbalances and impairment.
Causes of Headache and Migraine Pain
Your Teeth’s Age and Wear
As the body ages, so does the bite. If you’ve had years of dental work, your mouth is likely a mixture of natural teeth alongside fillings and crowns. These different tooth materials wear away at different rates and can cause improper alignment of your teeth. As a result, your muscles and tendons are forced to work harder to compensate for the imbalances.
Head, Neck or Jaw Trauma
Car accidents, sports mishaps, or even a seemingly minor bump to the head can all be causes of force-related symptoms. Head, neck, or jaw trauma stretches and tears your ligaments and muscles, resulting in dental force imbalances and pain. In fact, current symptoms may be the result of head trauma long-since forgotten or dismissed as minor.
Previous Dental Repair and Orthodontics
Wisdom tooth extraction, orthodontic work, and other standard dental procedures can all contribute to dental force imbalance if your mouth was unable to adapt to the procedures.
Lifestyle: Stress, Diet, Posture & Frequent Computer Use
If you lead a stress-free life, congratulations! You are less likely to have dental-force related symptoms in your head, neck, and jaw. But for the other 99% of us, poor posture, weight gain, and unhealthy eating habits that accompany anxiety and stress can contribute to head, neck, and jaw pain.
Our treatment approach targets the unique, root causes of patient pain without drugs, needles or surgery. It combines cutting-edge dental techniques and the use of a cold laser—both FDA-cleared technologies—to ensure teeth, muscles, nerves and joints work together in harmony.
If you suffer from chronic pain conditions, schedule an appointment to obtain a comprehensive, correct diagnosis and obtain treatment via the latest technologies in sports medicine and dentistry.