Stop Waking Up with Headaches
When patients come in for a TMJ/TMD diagnostic assessment, a question we ask is “do you ever wake up with headaches?” The reason for this question is because a sign of grinding or clenching your teeth while you sleep is waking up with a tension headache. Can anything be done to combat this? Yes.
If the reason for the headaches is clenching or grinding your teeth, in some cases, Dr. Klim and his team can fabricate an dental appliance to wear while your sleep. The appliance is made custom to your mouth from molds of your teeth taken in our office. It will look similar to a clear retainer, but disengages the back teeth from touching. This prevents clenching and grinding, which protects your teeth from further damage caused by these actions.
Call to make an appointment with Dr. Klim and see if this approach can alleviate your headaches. 707-546-4582