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Friday, March 19, 2010

How Dentistry Can Help Headaches and Depression

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) has many painful symptoms that can make daily activities difficult. Some of the symptoms of TMD are:

  • Migraine-like headaches
  • Depression
  • Popping or clicking jaws
  • Grinding teeth
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Shoulder, neck, and facial pain
Two major symptoms of TMD are headaches and depression. Anyone who suffers from depression and headaches in the Walnut Creek area will want to not only get relief, but will also want to treat the cause. Walnut Creek Neuromuscular Dentist, Dr. Sean Anderson is experienced and skilled in treating patients who suffer from debilitating headaches and depression.

Depression and Neuromuscular Dentistry

Many patients who suffer from TMD experience depression. Some of the reasons patients experience depression include:

  • Constantly dealing with extreme pain is tiring
  • Symptoms go undiagnosed or are improperly treated
  • Many doctors claim the pain experienced by the patient is imagined

The pain from TMD can emotionally, physically, and psychologically wear down a patient. This can start and enhance feelings of depression. Neuromuscular dentistry is the field of dentistry that focuses on treating TMD. Once the causes of TMD are treated and the pain is removed, the feelings of depression are eliminated.

Headaches and Neuromuscular Dentistry

Doctors often misdiagnose migraine-like headaches. Only a neuromuscular dentist like Dr. Anderson can properly diagnose tension headaches that are caused by TMD. Neuromuscular dentistry treatment will relieve the tension and muscle fatigue that are at the root of the cause of the headaches.

The most important part of treatment with neuromuscular dentistry is properly aligning the jaw and Temporomandibular Joints to keep the facial muscles from building up tension.

Please contact Dr. Anderson for a TMD consultation to help you find relief from depression and headaches in Walnut Creek.

posted by Tiffany at 9:00 AM


Sean Michael Anderson, D.D.S
Neuromuscular & Aesthetic Cosmetic Dentistry

1501 Bollinger Canyon Road Suite G
San Ramon, CA 94583

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