Head pain or craniofacial pain is often linked to the mouth and jaw. Pain and other symptoms can include:
- Facial Pain
- Jaw Pain
- Tooth Pain
- Daytime sleepiness
- Loud Snoring
Why Do I have Head Pain?
There are a number of conditions that can cause facial pain. Among the most common is TMJ (also known as TMD). This jaw-related problem is often difficult to treat using traditional therapies. TMJ can cause jaw and facial pain, as well as headaches.
Dental problems, including cavities, accessed teeth, and gum disease can all cause headaches, ear pain, tooth pain and other facial pain.
Other dental issues, including malocclusion (bad bite) or bruxism (tooth grinding) can also cause headaches and pain.
Headaches can also be caused by obstructive sleep apnea, which involves the passages of the mouth becoming blocked while sleeping.
Who to See for Head Pain?
While head pain can be caused by a number of things, if a visit to your doctor doesn’t find an obvious cause, it may be time to call Dr. Schraw. All these common conditions are dental related. Sometimes the way the body processes pain makes us think that it hurts somewhere else than where the source is. Many times with head pain, the source can be traced to something that is better treated by a dentist than by a general practice doctor. Dr. BriAnna Schraw can help determine if your craniofacial pain is dental related. If it is, we will work with you to find a solution to your head and face pain.
Types of Conditions that we treat treat at Smiles by Design:
Head pain can be debilitating. If you are searching for a solution, dental causes should be looked into even if you don’t have jaw pain.
Learn more by reading our article “The Truth About Jaw Pain”