Headaches affect millions of adults. According to the World Health Organization, it is estimated that 47% of all adults have been known to suffer from headaches globally. It is also estimated that up to 4% of adults worldwide suffer from headaches for 15 days, or longer, out of every month. Another scary estimation that has been provided by the World Heath Organization is that half to three quarters of adults from the ages of 18 to 65, worldwide, have had a headache in the last year.
Headaches can negatively affect you in many ways. They can decrease your work rate, take time away from your family and make it difficult to be active. Headaches can even get so painful that you’ll miss days of work, which can never be good.
Headaches are a disorder that comes from the nervous system and can be caused by a number of things. Some of those things include stress, anxiety, lack of sleep, muscle tightness, head injury and neurological disorders.
One of the most common causes for headache, though, is dental problems. Headaches caused by dental problems often result from malocclusion or an unbalanced bite.
Doctors Kimberley Daxon and Deborah Lowry specialize in treating patients who have an unbalanced bite of Tempormandibular Disorders (TMD). TMD is characterized by headaches, sometimes migraines and often with pain in the neck and shoulders, limited mobility or locking of the jaw, painful clicking or popping of the jaw joint and sometimes pressure in the ear or earache.
Using advanced diagnostic equipment, Doctors Daxon Dentistry can evaluate your jaw joints and perform a bite analysis. After diagnosing your condition, they will develop a specialized treatment plan.
Don’t suffer any longer from headaches. If you believe your headaches may be caused by TMD or other dental problems, contact Daxon Dentistry for a comprehensive evaluation.