You mean you can fix my headache?
I am often faced with many health issues during the day to day practice, but when I graduated from dental school, I never imagined treating people for headaches. You see, I graduated 26 years ago from dental school and back then, they did not talk to us about the relationship of grinding, Temporomandibular joint and muscle spasms, clicking, locking of the jaw and headaches. I remember lengthy lectures about the anatomy of the joint and muscles and their insertions, but I do not recall any body talking about headaches. As I started my practice and started taking continuing education courses, I mean a lot of courses in Temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD), Muscle spasms, and occlusal disharmony, I realized how I can help. I learned more about the bite and its relationship to all the above topics I just mentioned.
I started fabricating Occlusal Guards and Orthotics for patients who suffered from headaches and TMD issues. The result was phenomenal. I was excited. I was helping a group of patient I never knew I had. I was treating patient with a simple device and detailed adjustments each visit. This was exciting to me. So, I began to read more and take more courses on the subject. I noticed that headache sufferers are often people who grind their teeth or have clicking of their jaw joint or deviation upon closing and or opening of the jaw. All these factors would have to be examined to determine which muscles are involved. We have to determine if the joint is undergoing changes.
Today, I am confident that I can help people who suffer from facial pain. We can certainly eliminate or greatly diminish the symptoms for this class of patients. If you are experiencing headaches or clicking of the jaw, just call our office at 301-740-2686 or 301-737-4747 and arrange a consultation with me. I will be glad to examine the issues and recommend appropriate treatment.