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Headaches And Dentistry

June 17, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_lewis @ 6:33 pm

When headaches are caused by clenching and jaw pain, it’s time to bring in the dentist. Sometimes there is a relationship between jaw, head pain, ear aches and teeth.

This usually starts because of a shift in your bite and increased clenching of teeth. The result is most often some form of pain in the head and neck due to excessive contraction of the muscles that chew. The pain can be mild or severe and sometimes patients will have difficulty in opening their mouth or chewing.

The pain may last for seconds or may be constant. It may also be accompanied by ringing in the ears. There is a problem when it is recurrent and stays for an extended period of time. This is uncomfortable and can make some patients’ mood miserable and interfere with their daily lives.

Fortunately, we understand this problem at Richard Lewis DMD & Associates and are able to treat it.

About thirty years ago, this was a poorly understood problem.

Dr. Lewis was one of the attending dentists that founded the TMJ Clinic at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Over the years, the TMJ Clinic evolved into the Craniofacial Pain Center at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Lewis still treats patients for TMJ disorders, head and neck pain in his private dental practice in Burlington, MA.

In addition, Richard Lewis DMD & Associates treat adult and children for general family dentistry, preventive dentistry, and Invisalign (invisible braces). There are associated dental specialists for children’s dentistry, gum problems, and dental implants.

We are the local center for oral health.

Richard Lewis DMD & Associates is one of the few practices that patients can have their dental needs treated under one roof by our caring team of expert dentists and dedicated staff.

The phone number for Dr. Lewis & Associates is 781 272 5890 or you can contact the practice by email: drlewis@richardlewisdmd .com.

For you convenience, you can also schedule an appointment online directly from the practice’s website: www.richardlewisdmd.com.

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