You might not be familiar with the term “bruxism”, but you have probably heard of or experienced teeth grinding or jaw clenching. These two oral health issues affect many Canadians every year, causing pain to some people from the moment they wake up to the time they go to sleep at night. One of the symptoms of bruxism can be excessive headaches.
Those who wake up with strong headaches or experience them throughout the day, understand how debilitating it can be.
Aspirin can only do so much; you need to find the cause of your headaches and determine if bruxism is to blame. Most people don’t even know they grind their teeth since it often happens when people are sleeping, an ailment known as nocturnal bruxism.
Dental Headache Treatments
Therapeutic treatment of severe nocturnal bruxism and migraine headaches are uniquely treated at Georgian Dental® with injectable therapy. Injectables prevent the release of acetylcholine, a chemical used to transmit signals for a muscle to contract. In small doses, this chemical has been found to be useful in medically treating certain the symptoms of bruxism. Injectables act by helping turn off any muscle spasm in the head that can lead to migraine and head symptoms. At Georgian Dental®, treatment for headache symptoms caused by bruxism has certainly helped our patients experience an overall improvement in their wellness.
Approved by Health Canada, therapeutic injectables are effective treatment for headaches and migraines but it won’t magically cure whatever dental issue is causing your bruxism. What it will do is help prevent your headaches as your dentist works on a permanent solution to your teeth grinding or jaw clenching. For instance, if you need a dental night guard, then injectables may buy you some pain-free time while it is being molded. We are committed to making sure you don’t experience painful symptoms while we treat your whole face and tend to your dental needs.
This form of therapeutic treatment can be helpful if you have experienced:
- Soreness in your cheeks and neck in the morning
- Headaches occurring daily, several times weekly
- Pain behind your eyes, across your forehead, in your shoulders or at the back of your head
- If you are taking medications for migraines and wish to stop having to take the medication
Injectable therapy could be a possible solution for your headaches or migraines. If you are a candidate for therapeutic injectables therapy—we’ll arrange for an assessment and help determine a treatment that can make a difference.
Click below to request your no-obligation consultation, or call Georgian Dental® today at (705) 739-6725 to speak with our helpful staff who would be happy to arrange your consultation.