Do you suffer from persistent headaches in Friendswood? Have you tried painkillers, diet adjustments, and chiropractic treatment and nothing works? Perhaps the cause is not stress-induced tension, food allergies, spine alignment, or eyestrain. Maybe the culprit is right under your nose.
Bite misalignment or malocclusion is a fairly common condition yet ordinarily goes undetected. Nature intended the front teeth to fit slightly forward from the lower teeth. With a perfect bite, the molars fit together like precision gears. When there is bite misalignment, the upper arch may close too far back or the lower teeth may close off-center horizontally. Malocclusion can cause tooth loosening, tooth fracture, and headaches in Friendswood. In severe cases, difficulty chewing, speaking, or breathing.
Braces are an effective solution for many bite issues. Braces not only move teeth, but they can also correct the position and function of the joints, muscles, and bones in the jaw. In very rare cases of acute malocclusion, jaw surgery may be needed. If you haven’t been able to pinpoint the cause of your headaches in Friendswood, talk to your dentist. If you don’t have a dentist and live in the Friendswood area, we invite you to visit David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. We offer technologically-advanced dentistry with a personal touch. During your exam, Dr. Montz will analyze your bite to see if it may be contributing to or causing your headaches. If that’s the case, we will develop a treatment plan. If you would like to know more about our services, give us a call. We also offer dental implants, veneers, family dentistry, and sedation dentistry. We look forward to hearing from you.