In many cases, taking medication is necessary to treat headaches and migraines. Your headaches, however, can be brought on by temporomandibular joint (TMJ) abnormalities. When TMD is a factor in headaches, pharmaceutical efficacy may be minimal or nonexistent. A thorough treatment strategy must be developed in order to alleviate headache discomfort brought on by TMD.

Removing headache-risk factors

The likelihood of tension-type headaches and episodic migraines is significantly increased by headaches and TMD; this is particularly true for chronic migraines. For this reason, when diagnosing and treating patients with facial discomfort and primary headaches, close collaboration between neurologists and dentists is generally advised.

It’s crucial to lessen the prevalence of risk factors, such as the following, in order to address the causes of headaches:

  • Giving up smoking.
  • Reducing or quitting alcohol consumption.
  • Along with increased exercise and weight loss.
  • Enhancing long-held positions like those at a desk, in a car, or other places.
  • Assisting with your bite.
  • Enhancing sleep patterns.
  • Avoiding dairy, sugar, and gluten.

You can go forward with better health and pain relief by reducing or eliminating these risk factors.

What are some headache remedies?

Identifying the sort of headache you have is the first step in treatment. There may be preventive or curative treatments available if you have migraines. This entails understanding your triggers in order to prevent migraines from occurring. Preventive therapy, or taking drugs to stop headaches or migraines from starting, is another approach for treating headaches.

A personalized oral appliance made just for you can be the best option for treatment if TMD is the source of your headache. By ensuring normal jaw alignment and managing any stresses applied to your joints while you sleep, an oral appliance can help you discover pain relief.