Headaches & Migraines – Aspen Hill, MD

Feel Like Drums Are Pounding in Your Head?

Is there always a headache waiting for you in the morning, or is it “kind” enough to wait until the afternoon to show up? Do you get migraines so bad that you need to cancel plans? Have you or other doctors not been able to figure out what is causing them? If so, you’re far from alone, as TMD-related head pain is often overlooked and underdiagnosed. It doesn’t get by our team, however, and we can offer the treatment you need to make the pounding in your head finally stop with TMJ disorder treatment for headaches and migraines at our Aspen Hill, MD specialty dental office. 

Why Choose Exceptional Dentistry Pain & Sleep Solutions for Treating Headaches & Migraines?

  • Medication-Free Solution to Head Pain
  • 100% Personalized Treatment Plans for Each Patient
  • Can Drastically Reduce or Even Eliminate Persistent Head Pain

What is Causing My Headache or Migraine?

Man with migraine holding jaw in pain

Headaches and migraines have a long, long list of potential causes, but one that most doctors tend to forget is TMD. When the muscles of the jaw strain and overwork themselves, this can lead to tension that radiates throughout the head. This is why treating the head directly doesn’t help—the true source of the pain isn’t getting any attention.

How Do I Know if My Headache or Migraine Warrants Treatment?

Dentist examining dental patient experiencing headaches

A lot of people just try to ignore headaches and migraines and work their way through them. While this might be OK if they only happen once or twice a month, it’s a different story if you get headaches every day or migraines once a week. If your life is often disrupted by head pain (missing work or time with friends and family, or you worry about running out of your medication), it warrants professional treatment. You don’t have to suffer anymore!

Can You Help Alleviate Headache & Migraine Pain?

Woman waking experiencing headache caused by T M J dysfunction

If your head pain is the result of TMD, then yes, we have multiple solutions that can help. These include wearing an oral appliance to bed to help realign the bite, or we can rebalance how the teeth come together with small adjustments. For immediate relief, we can treat someone using the TENS machine or Botox injections, which can soothe exhausted muscles and remove the tension that is creating the headaches. Our ultimate goal is to make the head pain stop for good because we remove what is ultimately causing it.