Did you know that over 45 million people in the United States suffer from Chronic headaches and migraines? While there are a number of factors that can contribute, Dr. Patric Cohen has helped many reduce or completely eliminate theirs through correction a malocclusion, which can lead to an imbalance between the upper and lower jaw. When the upper and lower jaw are out of balance, it causes the muscles to strain and contract which can build up lactic acid and other waste metabolites. Eventually, your body attempts to clean out these muscles by increasing the blood flow, which can result in a headache.
Dr. Cohen uses state-of the-art neuromuscular dentistry to find out if the symptoms and headaches you are experiencing are being caused by this type of imbalance. If this is the cause, a unit called Myo-monitor is used to help relax the muscles and then we stabilize the patient’s bite through the use of a temporarily orthotic appliance. To learn more about neuromuscular dentistry and to find out if your headaches are being caused by an imbalance of your upper and lower jaws, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.