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Are Migraines or Headaches and Toothaches Related?

A migraine is a recurrent throbbing headache that typically affects one side of the head and is often accompanied by nausea and disturbed vision. A migraine may cause you to become temporarily sensitive to light, sound and smell and can make you feel nauseous. Some people experience visual or sensory changes called auras, before, during, or after the headache.

If you have ever suffered from a migraine, then you know it is very unpleasant and sometimes can even be debilitating. Unfortunately, sometimes migraines and toothaches or jaw pain can be related. If you have a migraine along with tooth or jaw pain, you should see your dentist at Dental365 as soon as possible. Our faces contain thousands of nerves and muscles, which transmit pain back and forth between our brain and the nervous system. Almost all headaches and toothaches are detected by the trigeminal nerve, one of the largest nerves in the head. Due to this connection, most toothaches can be direct causes of migraines or headaches, especially if you find the toothache and headache on one side. Muscle clenching and jaw tightening, can eventually lead to headaches, as well.

Jaw Tightening and Bruxism

If you grind your teeth and clench your jaws together, this can also act as a trigger for migraine headaches. You may grind your teeth at night and not even really be aware that you do this. Or you may clench your jaw together in times of stress during the day and even in your sleep. If your jaw is in the wrong position the muscles which you use to move your jaw must work harder and can lead to Bruxism.

If you have been suffering from extended tooth or jaw pain along with migraines, don’t delay any longer. Give Dental365 a call today at 844-365-DENTAL. One of our highly-trained dentists will help get you on the path to recovery in no time.


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