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Headache Solutions From Your Dentist

Cartoon of a woman suffering from TMD with an insert showing the temporomandibular joint.
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Suffering from persistent headaches? It might have more to do with your oral health than you might think. In this blog post, we’ll highlight some of the common dental issues that cause headaches, and what we can do to help you identify and resolve these problems.

TMJ Disorder

TMJ is the temporomandibular joint. It’s the joint that’s involved with the movement of your jaw. That’s a joint that gets a lot of use and holds a lot of tension. It can become inflamed, causing headaches and discomfort. In addition to pain relievers, nightguards that address clenching and grinding can help with TMJ disorder.


If you are suffering from an infected tooth, you’ll likely be dealing with some pain, and it may present itself in the form of a headache. The solution could be as simple as filling a cavity. However, more severe infections might require a root canal procedure, medication, or even tooth extraction.

Misaligned Teeth

Misaligned teeth are often bothersome to patients because they don’t like the way their smile looks. However, crooked teeth can cause more serious, and painful, issues. Malocclusions are a common contributor to chronic headaches. Misaligned teeth can occur in patients at any age for a variety of different reasons from genetics to injury. Treatment for malocclusions can include braces, extraction, or even surgery.

Comprehensive Care in Southbridge, MA

Oral health can have a lasting impact on your overall health and well-being, so it’s so important to find and maintain great care. Here at Southbridge Dental Care, we understand the link between whole health and oral care. That’s why we take a comprehensive approach to your dental care. To set up your next appointment just give our office a call, or click the contact button below.

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