Did You Know That Your Tooth Pain Could Be From Muscle and Not Your Tooth?

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Most people are unaware that trigger points in their muscles (neck and face) can cause pain in their teeth.  There are many trigger points in our face and neck that cause radiating pain to your upper or lower jaw.

Trigger Points From Temporalis Muscle (X) Refers Pain To Upper Arch

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Trigger Points  From Masseter Muscle (X) Refers Pain To Upper & Lower Arch and TMJ

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Trigger Points From Your Neck Muscles (X) Can Refer Pain to Your Face, Head, & TMJ

 TRIGGER POINT 6That “toothache” that your Dentist has not been able to diagnose, could be coming from a Muscle Problem.   We have the solution.  There are many ways we help relieve your achy muscles:

Trigger Point Therapy

Massage Therapy

Ultrasound

Iontophoresis

Phonophoresis

Spray & Stretch

Call us today for your Head and Neck Muscle Evaluation to see if your “pain” is from your muscles.

919-366-PAIN (7246)

How can a Dental Appliance help my Migraines go Away?

One of the first questions patients ask me when they are at my office for their New Patient or Consult appointment is: “How can a Dental Appliance help my Headaches/Migraines go Away?”  The simplest way to explain this is by having them imagine a Bucket.  We each have our own Buckets that are filled with our daily intakes.  For example, if you drink coffee every morning….that cup will go into your daily bucket.  If  you drink a glass of wine every night….it to will go into your bucket.  Other things that get poured into our individual daily buckets are: stress, lack of sleep, food allergies, allergies in general, monthly hormonal changes, temporomandibular joint or facial muscle issues, etc…  What happens when your bucket gets full of daily intake?  For a lot of my patients, they develop headaches or migraines.  These headaches/migraines can be debilitating for a lot of my patients.  It, in fact, is what brought them to my office in the first place.  So back to the question: How can a Dental Appliance Help My Headaches/Migraines go Away?…..   It has been proven that by repositioning the lower jaw in a down and more forward position, that the muscles of the face begin to relax.  They are no longer constricted and in spasm; thereby, reducing headaches/migraines.  Now how does this relate to the bucket?  It is a wonderful thing for my patients, and for others that suffer from headaches/migraines, that by repositioning and relaxing the muscles of the face…. a huge portion of the bucket is emptied.  This is Fantastic!  My patients have fewer, if any, headaches/migraines with this treatment.  And, I’m referring to my Many patients who have had debilitating, in the corner, lights off Migraines for many years…….they are now gone or Greatly Reduced.  Will you ever have another headache/migraine with this treatment?  Well sadly, the answer is probably yes.  Occasionally.  However, you are Always in Control of what You put into Your Daily Bucket.  If you are filling it with EVERY Trigger you have, then chances are you will get a headache….  The power is still in Your Hands.  But isn’t it Fabulous to know that You are In Control?  An Occlusal Appliance will Help to Give you that Control….and in turn, help to Give you Your Life Back.  Call Now……Physiologic Aesthetics is Where the Pain Ends and Your New Life Begins!   919-366-PAIN

Why do I have Facial Pain?

More than 15 percent of American adults suffer from chronic facial pain, such as jaw pain, headaches or earaches.
To understand the reasons for Facial Pain, you must first understand the different types of Muscular Disorders that can lead to Facial Pain. 
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