Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.
If you have been having ongoing headaches, that have become worse over time, you may have thought about seeing a doctor. What you may not have thought about is seeing a dentist. In fact, you may not have realized that your headaches and your teeth could be connected in some way. This is especially true if you have no outward signs that you are having dental issues. Before you overlook what a general dentist can do for you, consider these hidden reasons your headaches and teeth could be connected.
One of the ways that your teeth and headaches could be connected is an abscess that you can not physically see. An abscess is an infection in your tooth that can spread to your gums causing, among other things, swelling. The swelling can travel through your jaw, or even your sinus passages, and cause severe headaches. These headaches can develop in your frontal lobe of your head, behind your eyes, or in your entire sinus area. An appointment with your general dentist or family dentist can lead to X-rays and finding out if you do in fact have this issue. A treatment plan can then be made to clear the abscess safely and reduce your headaches.
If you have overcrowding in your mouth, due to wisdom tooth placement, or other issues, you may experience headaches. The built up pressure from the crowding can cause gum pain, jaw pain, and eventually headaches. Your general dentist can check your teeth and see if back teeth can be removed to help with overcrowding, reducing your headaches, and achieving a straighter smile. Your dentist may have a treatment plan, such as invisible braces, to also assist after additional teeth causing the overcrowding are removed.
You do not have to be able to see a rotten area of tooth to have a tooth that is decaying. Sometimes the tooth decay is on the inside of the tooth or between teeth. This decay may be sore from time to time or may seem like it is sensitive instead of decaying. This tooth decay can lead to headaches from the pain or from swelling caused by infection in the tooth decay area. Your dentist can either give you a filing in your tooth, replace the tooth, or remove the tooth depending on the severity of the situation.
These are three ways that your general dentist can find that would relate your headaches to your teeth. If you are unsure if your insurance will cover the dental procedures you need, or if you need financing, contact your dentist for a consultation appointment to discuss options.Share
16 February 2017