"There are up to seven million tension-type headache sufferers in Australia"
Suffering from stress and tension headaches that just won’t quit? Your headaches may be caused by underlying oral health issues, and you’re not alone.
There are up to seven million tension-type headache sufferers in Australia, and stress headaches can have a negative impact on your daily activities. If a clicking jaw and migraines are holding you back from living life to the fullest, it’s time to identify the root cause of your pain with the help of Gold Coast dentists at The Dental Boutique, who offer bruxism treatment and other recommendations to increase comfort and overall health.
Are your headaches a dental problem?
There are many signs that your headaches are being caused by an underlying oral health issue, including:
- Headaches or migraines that are especially prominent when you wake up in the morning
- Noisy jaw joints – crunching or clicking jaw
- Excessive clenching during the day or while asleep
- Tooth grinding – this is called bruxism
Tension headaches may also alert your dental practitioner to an underlying sleep disorder such as sleep apnoea. Regardless of what’s causing your headaches, The Dental Boutique has a team of trusted Gold Coast dentists to diagnose and treat your condition. From relaxing the jaw joint to bruxism treatment to help you stop grinding your teeth, we do it all with professional expertise.
The Right Treatment For You
There is a high chance your headaches are caused by stress. Even if it is a physiological problem creating tension in your head and jaw, stress can work as an extreme catalyst. Stress affects your bite and jaw posture, leading to headaches and migraines.
90% of tension headaches are caused by myalgia – this is inflammation of the muscles of the face, neck and jaw. Inflamed muscles are swollen muscles, and this means the nerves, blood vessels, and lymphatics between the muscles and the bones in your jaw are inflamed and uncomfortable.
As an expert in the area of dentistry, only a minority of dentists are trained to diagnose and treat jaw joint dysfunction. We’re proud to say The Dental Boutique is home to one of Australia’s leading dentists in this highly skill area, Dr. Leanne Malisano.