There can be several causes of headaches, and some of these causes can be dental problems. One of the dental problems that specifically creates dull morning headaches is bruxism, where you clench or grind your teeth at night as a result of stress. If left untreated, this condition can not only cause headaches, but wear and fracture to your teeth. Another dental problem which can cause frequent headaches is TMJ disorder. This temporomandibular joint dysfunction makes it difficult to move the jaw, causing it to click and lock when you chew food. Headaches can develop because of this strain from the jaw.
Patients who experience frequent headaches in Parma, Ohio, may benefit from wearing a mouth guard provided by our dentist. Contact our team at the practice of Parag S. Kirpekar, DDS if you would like to learn more about our bruxism and TMJ treatments.