Migraine Treatment: Protect Your Mouth
Many patients who suffer from severe chronic headaches may not realize their symptoms could stem from dysfunction of the jaw. Dr. Tara and Dr. Gary use advanced technology and extensive training to diagnose TMJ and recommend appropriate migraine treatment to patients throughout Cincinnati.
Each April the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons raises awareness of injuries to the head and mouth during National Facial Protection Month. Of course, one potential cause of TMJ disorder is impact from a blow to the face – a frequent occurrence in many types of sports.
In order to reduce the risk of TMJ dysfunction and painful symptoms such as migraines, it’s important for athletes to take precautions by wearing the right equipment:
- Face mask
- Athletic mouth guard
Protecting your mouth when you play sports is the best choice for your overall dental health as well as TMJ function. Safety gear reduces the risk of a broken or dislodged tooth, as well as damage to your gums, tongue, cheeks, and palate.
An ideal option for athletes in need of protection for their mouths is Under Armour Performance Mouthwear™. Our Cincinnati dentists take impressions of your teeth to create a custom mouth guard that fits your bite. Under Armour products are designed not only to protect your teeth and jaw but also alleviate stress in the jaw for superior playing ability.
For more information about migraine treatment, please call Hardin Advanced Dentistry at (513) 234-5531. Our TMJ dentists welcome patients throughout the Greater Cincinnati area, including Dayton and Mason, as well as visitors from Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky.