Say Goodbye to Headaches & Migraines With Our Treatment

We all have headaches from time to time. However, if you consistently wake up with one and it just doesn’t seem to go away, you may be dealing with tension headaches caused by teeth grinding. Many people grind their teeth in their sleep without even knowing it. Bruxism can cause tension in your muscles and the joints in your head. It can also wear down your tooth enamel.

Your dentist will examine your teeth and gums at your consultation to look for signs of bruxism. If we see any, we can use a digital scanner to make highly accurate impressions of your teeth, which we’ll send to our lab partner. They will create a custom-fitted oral appliance that fits comfortably in your mouth while you sleep.

The appliance will:

  • Comfortably cushion your teeth to prevent grinding
  • Lessen headaches and other symptoms such as jaw pain
  • Protect your teeth against damage that could require repair with restorative dentistry such as crowns

Another option for your headaches is Botox® treatment. A quick application of this FDA-approved treatment to your jaw will help keep your jaw muscles from moving as much and can help reduce your pain. Either treatment will help prevent bruxism, which can cause your headaches.

To get the help you need, the first step is to contact Columbia Family Dentistry to find out more about our migraine and headache solutions in Columbia. Call us today at 931-548-6161 to schedule your consultation.