It may not seem like a cause for celebration, but June is National Headache and Migraine Awareness Month. If you suffer from chronic headaches, you already know how debilitating they can be. You may not know that your dentist can help get rid of headaches. 

That’s because they can be caused by dental issues ranging from a misaligned bite to a teeth grinding habit. Unlike many dentists, Dr. DiBona has advanced training and experience in several ways to treat headaches. Call 732-945-5343 today to schedule a consultation with her in our Red Bank, NJ office.

In the meantime, see some of the treatments that may help you relieve your pain and reduce the downtime associated with migraines and other headaches:

  • TMJ Treatment – Chronic headaches are a symptom of a TMJ disorder (TMD), a condition that occurs when the joints that attach your jaw to your skull become inflamed and irritated. A common way of treating this disorder is with a custom-made oral appliance. It will ease pressure on your jaw and keep you from grinding your teeth, a habit often found in those with TMD.
  • Orthodontics – Misaligned teeth can also lead to grinding and/or a TMD. Straightening your teeth will correct your bite and eliminate these issues. At our office, you have a choice of several kinds of orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign, traditional metal braces, clear braces, or straight wire braces. We’ll help you determine which option will work best for you.
  • Sleep Apnea Treatment – Sleep apnea is a condition that causes you to stop breathing many times during the night. This results in many adverse effects on your health, frequently including headaches. We can provide you with a custom oral appliance that moves your jaw into a position that keeps your airway clear while you sleep. Without airway blockages, you will breathe easily all night. Symptoms like headaches should go away. 
  • Botox Injections – Studies of migraine sufferers have shown that many find relief with Botox injections. Dr. DiBona is certified to use this safe, FDA-approved treatment. It’s believed it works by blocking chemicals that transmit pain signals from your brain to your head and neck. 

Ready to schedule your appointment at Denise DiBona, DDS and get rid of headaches? Call 732-945-5343 today.