Headaches seem to be the universal symptom for just about anything. While many headaches have a medical reason for occurring, they can also be caused by a dental issue.
Very severe, migraine-like headaches can be a symptom of temporomandibular joint dysfunction, commonly called TMD, or simply TMJ after the joint itself. If you suffer from headaches but have failed to recover after treatments recommended by other healthcare professionals, it may be time to see your dentist. Dr. Patti at Proud to Smile Dentistry in New Jersey is skilled at treating TMJ/TMD and the painful headaches associated with a misaligned bite (malocclusion).
Knowing the causes of TMD can help understand how this dysfunction can cause headaches. A brief summary of the causes of TMD include: