What Is Causing My Headaches?

By Elmer A. Villalon, DDS
August 01, 2017
Category: Medical Conditions
Tags: headaches  

Most adults experience an occasional headache and over-the-counter pain relievers and rest are often sufficient to alleviate any headachesdiscomfort. However, headaches caused by specific conditions, such as toothaches or Temporomandibular Disorders, can require specific pain management techniques. Your dentist can help with head and face pain related to such conditions. In Pueblo, CO, face pain and headache pain management is provided by dentist Dr. Elmer Villalon.

Causes of Headaches & Face Pain

Face pain and headaches can be caused by a variety of conditions, including migraines, Temporomandibular Disorders (TMDs) and Myalgia of the face and neck. Headaches can also be associated with toothache pain. Pain management techniques might differ depending on the specific cause of the face pain or headache.

TMDs are related to the temporomandibular joint, which is the joint that connects the jawbone to the skull on either side of the face. Individuals with disorders of the temporomandibular joints often experience pain and discomfort in the jaw area, as well as headaches. Developing the right treatment approach for the TMD can ultimately alleviate the headaches associated with it. Your dentist can develop an appropriate treatment and pain management plan for you.

Face pain can develop in patients with Myalgia of the face and neck. Individuals with this condition experience pain in the neck and facial muscles. A dentist experienced in orofacial pain medicine can develop a treatment plan to help you effectively manage any face pain. In Pueblo, Dr. Villalon is your dentist for orofacial pain medicine and Temporomandibular Disorders.

There can be many causes of headaches or face pain. Some types of secondary headaches caused by specific oral or facial conditions, such as Myalgia or a TMD, can be treated by a dentist with experience in these areas, such as Dr. Villalon. For management of headaches and face pain in Pueblo, schedule an appointment with Dr. Villalon by calling the office at (719) 542-7844.