Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Raleigh & nearby areas

Tue, 06/24/2014

Anyone who has experienced a severe headache knows that it can put your entire day on hold. If you suffer from migraine symptoms on a regular basis, would you have guessed that the problem could lie in your jaw? Our Wilson dentists at Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles offer a variety of headache treatmentsfor patients with oral health issues

The exact reason migraines occur is still unknown. However, debilitating headaches can sometimes happen when the joint connecting the upper and lower jaw (TMJ, or temporomandibular joint) becomes misaligned. When the bite is out of balance, it can put pressure on nerves in the face, leading to pain throughout the head and neck.

Headache treatments available at our Wilson office include:

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic
  • Custom mouthguards
  • Pain management with TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) technology

Though many patients might associate BOTOX® Cosmetic with plastic surgery, targeted injections can also relax muscles by inhibiting certain nerve signals. Our dentist Dr. Harvey Ham is an experienced practitioner of BOTOX® Cosmetic who has helped many patients enjoy relief from headaches and other TMJ symptoms with this injectable treatment.

Mouthguards and the TENS unit are often used in tandem to help our patients suffering from migraines due to TMJ dysfunction. A custom mouthguard progressively moves your bite into proper position, while the TENS device relaxes strained muscles through low-level electric pulses.

To find out more about how our Wilson dentists can help you manage TMJ pain in the face, jaw, and neck, please contact Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles or call 252-291-2892today. Our dentists provide headache treatment and other services from our office in Wilson, North Carolina.