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Frequent Headaches Hunt Valley, MD

Frequent HeadachesAn Overview

If you complain of frequent headaches, and headaches do not go away with pain relievers, you may be experiencing symptoms of a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). These types of headaches can usually be treated successfully by a qualified dentist through simple dental procedures and splint therapy.

Dr. Izadi and Dr. Rafat are dentists in Cockeysville, MD, trained and experienced with TMD and TMJ related pain. Using a contemporary and conservative approach, our dentists are able to restore health, function and beauty to the mouth with treatments that are virtually pain-free.

Frequent Headaches What to Expect

A majority of headaches are caused by stress. This can be from external sources as well as stress within the occlusal system. When the TMJ doesn’t function properly or the teeth and jaw aren’t in proper alignment, it can cause stress that results in tension and headaches.

Symptoms of TMJ

The symptoms of TMJ disorders vary widely, but frequent headaches are one of the most common signs. Patients with TMJ headaches often experience:

  • Frequent headaches, usually first thing in the morning
  • Pain around the temples or back of the head
  • Neck pain, shoulder pain or upper back pain
  • Migraine or migraine-like headaches
  • Teeth grinding, teeth clenching

TMJ Headache Therapy

Dr. Izadi and Dr. Rafat will perform a comprehensive examination that includes a bite analysis to determine whether or not your headaches are caused by TMJ dysfunction. Our treatment options for TMJ therapy range from oral appliance therapy to behavioral therapy.

  • TMJ Mouthguard – If teeth grinding is a contributing factor to your TMJ headaches, your dentist may make a custom TMJ mouthguard to prevent you from grinding your teeth. A TMJ mouthguard is usually worn while you are asleep.

Get Relief From Frequent Headaches

Contact Valley Dental Health in Cockeysville, MD to schedule a consultation and bite analysis with Dr. Izadi and Dr. Rafat. Call (410) 803-5587 or request an appointment online.

Roham Rafat, DDS, MS

Why choose Valley Dental Health?

Valley Dental Health is your dental home for comprehensive general, restorative and cosmetic treatments and procedures. Our Cockeysville dentist office serves patients and families from many local communities including Hunt Valley, Phoenix, Sparks, and Lutherville. Led by Dr. Roham Rafat and Dr. Ashley Izadi, our team is committed to your oral health and cosmetic goals. We want you to enjoy the benefits of a smile that feels as good as it looks.

Dr. Rafat is also a periodontist and offers complete services for tooth replacement with dental implants. We are one of few local dentist offices offering IV sedation for your complete comfort during your treatment. Dr. Rafat works with all patients to ensure that they maintain healthy gums, which play an important role in keeping your smile stable and lasting.

We welcome new patients of all ages and look forward to providing personalized dental care for your unique needs and goals.