Headache & Migrane

Specific triggers for Migraine includes bright light, changes in barometric pressure, allergies, high humidity, hormonal fluctuations, obesity, medication overuse, specific smells and foods, lack of sleep, and stress.

But this pain also may be caused by oral health Common dental issues associated with headaches and migraines include:

  • Bad bite: Loose, missing, sore, or misaligned teeth create a bad bite that forces jaw muscles to work harder to bring teeth together, swallow, and even keep the mouth closed. This can lead to persistent muscle inflammation that can trigger a migraine or headache.
  • Grinding or clenching the teeth: Grinding and clenching also can cause muscle and gum inflammation, triggering migraines and headaches.
  • Tooth decay and gum disease: Caries and periodontitis can “refer” pain to the head, making people believe they suffer from headaches rather than an oral infection. A throbbing toothache also can trigger a migraine episode or a headache.
  • Treatment- Patients who experience symptoms like these should see a dentist regularly and keep dental professionals informed about their headache or migraine history, the company adds. These issues possibly could be corrected with a simple dental procedure, orthodontic treatment, or mouth guard