How visiting Aesthetic Family Dentistry could cure your migraines

If you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines and think it might be your teeth or jaw that’s causing it, Aesthetic Family Dentistry can help. There are a number of dental treatments that can address this issue if it is indeed caused by your teeth or jaw.

As holistic dentists, Aesthetic Family Dentistry are perfectly placed to offer a complete range of complementary therapies that can ease the discomfort that comes with migraines as well as provide effective treatments for the cause. Here’s how it works.


Headaches and migraines can often be caused by dental issues but there are many other causes too. The correct diagnosis is essential in order to provide a treatment that really works. That’s why you need to consult with a qualified dentist with the right training and experience.

Migraines can be caused by lifestyle factors such as stress, anxiety, poor sleep, dietary changes, over exertion, depression, menstruation and physical trauma to name a few. They can also be caused by jaw tension, grinding your teeth or a misalignment of the jaw. All causes are easily treatable.

When you visit Aesthetic Family Dentistry, we will thoroughly examine your skull, mouth, bite, medical history and more. We will also discuss the situation with you to build a picture of your lifestyle so we can make an effective diagnosis. We may also perform non-intrusive tests if we think your migraines are caused by dental issues.

Treatment of migraines caused by dental issues

Once we are confident in our diagnosis, we can devise a strategy to address it. Treatments can be as simple as changing eating patterns, teaching you how to relax, massage or a visit to a chiropractor. If a dental procedure can help, we can do that too.

A common dental procedure to address migraines caused by the jaw is a dental splint. This is like a mouth guard that is designed to stop bruxism (teeth grinding) and realign the jaw into its natural position. Often, migraines can be caused by either the grinding or the misalignment. The splint is a very effective remedy.

Fortunately, surgical intervention is a relatively rare occurrence when treating these kinds of symptoms. If it becomes necessary, surgery may include tooth adjustment called equilibration and other procedures to treat the cause of your migraines. If this becomes necessary we will discuss it with you at the time.

For the majority of people suffering from migraines, non-surgical treatments are enough to alleviate the symptoms and treat the cause. If you’re suffering from frequent migraines and think it may be a dental problem causing them, schedule a visit to Aesthetic Family Dentistry today. We can help!