• Dr. Richard Struzziero

Can My Headaches Be Caused By My Teeth?

It's entirely possible!


Some people who have recurrent headaches have been diagnosed as having TMJ. TMJ is an umbrella term covering acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects the mandible to the skull. The disorder and resultant dysfunction can result in significant pain and impairment. Problems can result in jaw clicking, headaches, sinus problems, and even loss of hearing.


A study headed by a researcher from the University at Buffalo's School of Dental Medicine showed that examiners could replicate tension-headache symptoms in 82% of subjects by performing the clinical examination of the temporalis muscle, which is involved in TMJ.


Diagnosis for TMJ requires an examination by a dentist or physician who has advanced training and expertise in the area of head and neck pain.


Come visit us if you have symptoms such as those listed in this article. We may be able to help!



Let our family treat your family. At Family Dentistry of Braintree, we will conduct a comprehensive exam and consultation, and then thoughtfully and patiently review your options, helping you to choose a treatment plan that is right for you, your pocketbook and your lifestyle. Contact us to schedule your appointment today by calling 781-848-2444 today!