You should not have to live with debilitating headaches. You may not realize it, but your head pain may be the result of teeth grinding. If it is, you could get headache relief at our Florence, SC dental office.
Teeth Grinding Can Lead to TMJ Problems
Millions of people grind their teeth in their sleep. This can affect your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). You have two of these joints. They are located where your lower jaw connects to your upper jaw. This joint is what allows you to open and close your mouths.
More Than Headaches
You already know that many things, including allergies and stress, can cause headaches. So how can you know if your headaches are the result of a TMJ disorder? You can look for other symptoms:
- Jaw pain
- Jaw stiffness
- Facial soreness
- Neck and upper back pain
- Popping or clicking sounds when you open and close your mouth
Stop the Grind
To alleviate your headaches and other problems, you need to stop grinding your teeth. You can do that with a nightguard. This is worn while you sleep to keep you from rubbing your upper and lower teeth against one another. It also keeps your jaw in a more relaxed position.