Migraines and Headache Solutions in Birmingham, AL
Migraines and headaches can be caused by dental problems that you may not even notice you have. When you come in for a consultation, Dr. Perrigo will be able to diagnose your problem and offer you a solution.
If you are found to have TMJ, a jaw disorder that stems from grinding your teeth, Dr. Perrigo may recommend an NTI splint to both treat your symptoms and correct the problem. It’s important that the problem is corrected because if only the symptoms are treated, you’re going to continue having the same issues.
If you’re experiencing headaches, come see us for a consultation. One of our friendly staff members will give you an office tour, offer you a beverage, and take you to get your X-rays. You will then see the doctor, who will diagnose your case and discuss with you the best treatment options. You can rest assured that the doctor will not push any treatments that you do not need and you will be offered a treatment that is just right for you.
Headaches are the most common symptom of temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ. The types of headaches linked to TMJ are normally tension headaches due to the pressure that the grinding of teeth and the constant contraction of the muscles cause.
Often, people might also experience vascular headaches if constant tightening of the muscles in the face happens, causing the body to send more blood to these areas and increasing the blood that muscles and the head get. Constant clenching and grinding can cause these headaches as well.
Dr. Perrigo can treat TMJ and help you with your headaches and migraines by putting your temporomandibular joint back into alignment and the jaw into its best position. This tends to solve most headache problems that are experienced due to grinding of the teeth and TMJ disorder. We will find the actual cause of your pain and treat it efficiently.
From the time of your first visit, you will love how our staff makes sure you are comfortable and the doctor will take ample time to explain your treatment options and take away those headaches as quickly as possible. Dr. Perrigo will also take the time to answer any questions you may have, making sure you understand the process every step of the way.