Should I See My Dentist About Headaches?

TMJ

Headaches should never be ignored. Especially if they are new, intense or recurring.
If you are suddenly experiencing headaches that you’ve never noticed before it is important to be screened by both your physician and your dentist. New headaches are often no cause for alarm but can be caused by treatable conditions – including dental conditions. A visit to your dentist can often provide quick relieve to your regular headaches.

Your teeth are actually tied to several nerves and muscles inside your skull and jaw. These muscles allow you to eat, speak and even sleep more comfortable. However, as these muscles are used, especially while sleeping, they can cause dull and progressive headaches. These headaches are often a symptom of TMJ, a jaw disorder that can be treated with physical therapy, medication or in extreme cases, surgery.

In order to prevent the headaches that can accompany dental conditions and TMJ your dentist may advise the use of a special mouthguard to prevent clenching of the jaw during sleep.

Contact us to learn more about your options today.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Dr Ayuko was very professional.
Susan C.
Very efficient & comfortable.
Anonymous
Great Experience! Kids love to go to see Dr. Hinkle!
Aiden M.
My daughter had to have two teeth removed by the request of her orthodontist to correct her bite. They made her feel completely at ease and […]
Mackenzie B.
This is a warm and friendly team of professional dental workers. I'm so glad I was encouraged to try them when I moved to NY from NJ.
Sally A.
Great staff.
Craig H.
All are committed to making the experience as painless and pleasant as possible -- from X-rays to cleaning to filling cavities.
Anonymous
I have never had any teeth pulled till yesterday. They did a great job. Pain free.
Mary B.
Okay people nice
Maurice M.
Michelle my hygienist was wonderful. I have worked in the dental field for years and appreciated the time she took to explain things to me as wel as […]
Andrea G.
Everyone was very courteous and professional.
Anonymous
I have been going to Lasha for years now to have my teeth cleaned. Love her!!!!
Clement V.
Took me on time did a nice cleaning with no discomfort had a dentist review the ex rays and expressed his concerns and need to monitor for any […]
Nancy K.
promised it would be easy to get denture repaired ... and they were right ... nice to have teeth stay in and easier to eat!
Margaret A.
We have always had excellent treatment from the entire staff. Dr. Stein and Dr. Friedman have been so great.
Andrea W.
I love the Family Dental Group! Thank you to all of the dentists and dental assistants for all that you do! I wouldn't ever consider going to another […]
Patti B.
Did not feel much pain post surgery. Surgery was quick and painless
Danielle S.
Excellent!!!
Ana P.
Dr. Bryan is amazing! I love how the office has changed (for the better) and the staff is always so kind and patient!
Joseph M.
Doctor O was very nice I was nervous at first, but he was very informative, and patient.
Jordyn H.
My experience was very professional.
Tai F.
Pleasant, professional staff. Showa patient concern.
Anonymous
Dan was very friendly and a professional. He made me feel very comfortable and did a good job! Thank you!
Iris M.
Ellen is awesome
Anonymous
Great staff - helpful and courteous
Emani W.
Always a pleasure! Great group of professionals!
Julia T.
I was treated so professionally and had no wait time!
Anonymous
My four year old son experience was awesome, the Dr. was great.
Bryce J.
Dr Kesselman is awesome and so is Jose. I loved the office staff as well. My brother is a stoke patient and has some special needs they treated him […]
Douglas D.
Dr. Stein and the staff are great. I get very nervous at the dentist and they are very patient with me.
Diane T.
great job
Rebecca A.
I was a bit apprehensive before the first appointment, as I had been with my previous dentist for many years prior to relocating to New York. All […]
Linda R.
Lesha is always professional informative and most of all does a fantastic job!
Anonymous
I have been going here about 2 years and have no complaints. The staff up front are very nice as are the dental staff. They take good care of my […]
Paul C.
Everyone from the front desk to the assistant and doctor very pleasant.
Anonymous
Excellent service, no complaints.
Anonymous
I was so nervous, but the staff and the doctors made me feel comfortable . The doctor was gentle . Thank you for making my experience a good one . I […]
Louisa S.
All 3 of my kids go here and they love it. Dentists are very professional and informative.
Xavier M.
Nicole is my hygienist.. Not only is she knowledgeable in her field, but she is compassionate, humorous and professional.
Barbara M.
Staff is wonderful! Friendly and helpful.
Anonymous
Great best dentist office I've ever went to. Thank you for your service.
Tami R.
I always have a wonderful experience at the Family Dental Group in Fishkill. I don't really like going to the dentist and experience some anxiety and […]
Juliana F.
always a pleasure
America P.
Staff is so friendly and professional. Michelle the dental hygenist is the best I ever had. Thank you for being so kind and patient. Especially […]
Christina F.
Highly recommend, they are great especially with children !
Katherine C.
The staff is always very friendly, professional and prompt.
Anonymous
One of the best pediatric dentistry I have experienced. My three year old was happy leaving and I would recommend to any mother that wants their […]
Mea O.
Very good experience at this office. The staff was very friendly. There was a woman who may have been in charge who was very helpful too.
Jerry M.
Staff were quite accommodating and friendly. Facility much larger than expected and quite spacious and clean. Dentist was experienced and […]
Margaret A.
I am always treated very well by the staff and dentists in the Brewster office.
Sheridah C.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
    Get in touch:
    • Phone: (000) 000-0000