Grinding and headaches

“I had no idea that grinding one’s teeth causes headaches, neckaches and even shoulder problems all of which I had been experiencing for years and had put down to a very stressful job. Within a week of having the bite splint fitted, all my head and neck pains vanished and haven’t returned. Even my computer stressed shoulder pains have eased. I have been sleeping much better and wouldn’t go without the bite splint now.”

Does your jaw click or feel painful when you chew or bite? Do you often feel tension in your temples? The cause of these symptoms might be to do with your bite, which can be addressed by our expert team at Crescent Lodge Dental Practice in South Side London.

The way your teeth meet when the top and bottom jaws close down on each other can cause all kinds of problems that you wouldn’t necessarily associate with your mouth. If your teeth don’t fit together properly this can cause problems with your teeth, gums, the temporo-mandibular or jaw joint (TMJ) and the muscles in your face.

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This misalignment, often referred to as TMJ disorder, can also cause some people to clench the jaw and grind their teeth, causing facial pain, headaches, discomfort and clicking when biting or chewing, migraines as well as neck and shoulder pain, even back pain.

Our team is trained to look after your oral health and if you suffer from any of these problems we can help you. We offer a free 20-minute consultation to help determine what is causing your discomfort.

In some cases, the treatment may involve wearing a custom-made bite guard at night, which prevents your teeth from becoming worn down by grinding and puts your jaw in a relaxed position, relieving tension in your neck and facial muscles.

Depending on the origin and severity of your problem, you may need orthodontic treatment. Other solutions may include replacing missing teeth or adjusting any ill-fitting restorations that you may have.

For more information or to book a consultation with our dental experts, please contact us today! Call us on 020 7622 5333, email or complete our contact form.