Migraine Headaches in Beverly Hills


For treatment of chronic painful migraine headaches, Beverly Hills patients turn to Patric Cohen, DDS, at The Dental Sedation Center. Dr. Cohen regularly employs advanced neuromuscular dentistry techniques to address these common issues.

The nature of a migraine can vary from moderate to severe and can be pulsating. A migraine may affect only half of the head and can last for a few hours or even days. Physical activity escalates the pain and irritation. Other symptoms that commonly accompany migraines include: vomiting, nausea, susceptibility to smell, light, and sound.

Migraine headaches not only affect a patient’s physical comfort, but they also severely affect their psychological well-being. Mood swings and the inability to focus are two direct effects of this frustrating disorder.

Boys are more prone to migraine attacks than girls during puberty since changes in hormone levels are also a factor. However, women generally have a greater tendency to be affected by migraine headaches.

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What Causes Migraines and Headaches?

An estimated 45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches. Using advanced neuromuscular dentistry, Dr. Cohen can often decrease or eliminate a patient’s suffering from headache pain.

Oftentimes, a “bad bite” or malocclusion will eventually lead to an imbalance in the relationship between the upper jaw to the lower jaw. This will result in an unnatural, strained position for the muscles of the jaw. The muscles do not like this strained position. They will compensate by constantly contracting. This will cause muscle spasms, pain, and soreness.

As they fatigue, there is a buildup of lactic acid and other waste metabolites. These waste products are what cause the spasms and discomfort. At some point, the body tries to flush out the muscles with increased blood flow, which results in a pounding headache. Muscles work together as a team. This is known as muscle recruitment.

When the jaw muscles, which are involved with chewing, biting, talking, breathing, and head posture are overused, they recruit muscles of the neck, shoulder, and back. The tight, painful, contracted muscles of the jaw result in pain in the muscles of the neck, shoulder, back, and head. This can manifest in the form of migraine headaches. If you are experiencing migraines, it is best to seek immediate treatment.

Ideal Candidates for Migraine Headache Treatment

You may be recommended for migraine headache treatment if your symptoms hinder your day-to-day functioning. Photosensitivity, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, chills, and fatigue are some of the symptoms you need to watch out for. If you experience these, as well as debilitating headaches, you are an ideal candidate for migraine treatment procedures.

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Your Consultation

Your initial consultation in Beverly Hills will involve an in-depth discussion about the frequency of your symptoms. Dr. Cohen will inquire about your medical history to learn more about your underlying conditions and current medications. A physical and neurological examination will be performed for diagnostic purposes.

If you have kept a record of your symptoms, dates and times of your migraine attacks, and possible triggers, it is best to give Dr. Cohen this information. If you have any questions, this is the best time to ask.

Frequently Asked Questions

To help our patients make informed decisions about their oral health, here are some quick answers to common questions about The Dental Sedation Center’s migraine treatment.

What Are the Common Symptoms of Migraine-Related Dental Issues?

Common symptoms of migraine-related dental issues include jaw pain, headaches, facial pain, and sometimes even tooth sensitivity. These symptoms can often be triggered by dental conditions like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), teeth grinding, or a misaligned bite.

Can Neuromuscular Dentistry Help With Other Dental or Jaw-Related Problems?

Yes, neuromuscular dentistry is not only focused on migraine treatment but can also address various dental and jaw-related issues. It can help with conditions such as TMJ disorders, teeth grinding, bite misalignment, and more.

How Long Does a Typical Treatment Plan Take to Complete?

The duration of a neuromuscular dentistry treatment plan can vary depending on the severity of your condition and the specific treatments required. On average, treatment plans may take several weeks to several months to complete.

Do You Accept Insurance for Neuromuscular Dentistry Procedures?

At The Dental Sedation Center, we recommend contacting our office or your insurance provider to determine whether the patient’s insurance plan covers neuromuscular dentistry procedures. Insurance coverage may differ, and our team will be more than happy to aid you in clarifying options available to you.

Can I Expect Immediate Relief After Treatment or Is It a Gradual Process?

Migraine relief after neuromuscular dentistry treatment can vary from patient to patient. While some individuals experience immediate relief, others may notice gradual improvements over time. The timeline for relief mainly depends on the patient’s specific condition and treatment plan.

Is There a Follow-Up Plan or Post-Treatment Care to Maintain Migraine Relief?

Yes, follow-up plans and post-treatment care instructions are typically given to ensure long-term migraine relief. Dr. Patric Cohen will provide guidance on maintenance strategies, exercises, and any necessary follow-up appointments to support our patients’ ongoing well-being.

Is There an Age Restriction for Neuromuscular Dentistry for Migraine Treatment?

Neuromuscular dentistry for migraine treatment is not age-restricted, benefiting individuals from various age groups. However, the treatment approach may be tailored to suit the specific needs and conditions of different age demographics.

Our Migraine Headache Treatment Process

Using state-of-the-art neuromuscular dentistry, we determine if the symptoms you are experiencing are the result of a bad bite. We then go through a series of steps to not only relieve your symptoms but also to correct the cause of your symptoms.

Treatment usually begins with the relieving of muscle spasms and the associated pain. We use a unit called a Myo-monitor, which helps relax the patient’s muscles. A Myo-monitor is an FDA-approved device that utilizes a mild electrical stimulus to create involuntary muscle contractions, which in turn allows for muscle relaxation.

After the muscles are relaxed, we start the next phase of treatment, which is bite stabilization. We fabricate a temporary appliance, known as an orthotic, which is worn on the teeth. The orthotic keeps the muscles in the “happy” position which was established with the use of the Tens unit.

Once you are stable, we can move on to the next step, which involves correcting the bite to keep the jaws in this comfortable position and to reduce or completely eliminate your headaches.

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Recovery from Migraines

The recovery period from migraine episodes following treatment is different from patient to patient. Treatment may not completely eliminate episodes of migraines and headaches, but it will help reduce their occurrence.

Cost of Migraine Headache Treatment

The price of treatment for migraine headaches in Beverly hills varies depending on a number of factors. Its cost may be covered by your health insurance provider.

Schedule Your Consultation

Contact the Dental Sedation Center to arrange a consultation with migraine headache specialist Dr. Patric Cohen. Make your appointment today and take the first step towards relief from migraine headaches in Beverly Hills and a better quality of life.

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