Chronic headaches, including migraines, cluster headaches, and tension headaches, can all have a root cause in TMJ. The jaw is complex, with a network of muscles, nerves, tissue, and bone linked to every area of your face – and running through all this is the trigeminal nerve, which is the longest nerve in your body.
Strain caused by a misaligned jaw can cause tension in the muscles and put pressure on the trigeminal nerve, which in turn can cause chronic headaches. If you have been suffering from headaches with no relief, it may be due to a misaligned jaw. TMJ is a fairly common cause of headaches that many people unfortunately overlook.
If your headaches are causing you constant pain and discomfort, don’t hesitate to call Boston dentist Dr. Clancy for a consultation. He will examine your jaw and determine if TMJ is a possible culprit and how we can fix it if so.