Toothache, Headache & Migraine Relief in the Chicago Loop

The proven CHOICE for eliminating pain

Chronic toothache headaches and migraines can be debilitating.

Every aspect of your life is affected, from your ability to work to the quality of your sleep, and everything in between. It is important that you include us in your evaluation. There might be a dental origin.

At Choices in Dentistry, we offer our patients a variety of toothache headache and migraine treatments that really work. Call (312) 368-8771 to schedule an appointment.

How could a dental exam help?

There are many causes of headaches. It is important to work with your primary health care provider to get the source.

Have we considered stress, diet, hormones, sleep, bright lights, scents, cold weather, humidity, smoke?

At Choices in Dentistry, we can evaluate dental causes like malocclusion, grinding, and bruxism. And, of course, the newest findings, breathing patterns. But remember, that it’s more than just your teeth. The entire anatomy of your mouth can affect the severity and intensity of tooth pain headaches you experience.

How do you treat headache pain?

Sometimes we can discover unconscious stress by finding wear patterns in your teeth that should not be there. The classic symptom of night grinding is pain in the morning or a tooth that chipped and we don’t know why. The newest treatment options in the holistic world are to evaluate your breathing patterns. We can refer to a therapist trained in both TMJ and breathing therapy.

Traditional therapy is to treat the symptom by making you a nightguard. Sometimes that is the answer to get you out of acute pain, but our goal is to find the cause of your grinding and stop it so you do not need a nightguard.

Our goal is to help you become aware of when the clenching occurs. If it happens during the daytime, bring it to your attention and relax the muscles consciously. Breathing techniques will help with this. If you clench at night, quiet your mind before sleep. Maybe hold a warm washcloth against your cheek in front of your earlobe. Everyone’s pain relief is different — try alternating hot and cold every 10 minutes.

More tips for reducing headache pain and jaw clenching:

  1. Reduce sources of stress.
  2. Make time for relaxing activities, such as taking a hot bath, reading, meditating, or stretching.
  3. Improve your posture to avoid tensing your muscles.
  4. Get enough sleep.
  5. Treat sore muscles with ice or heat.

Nutritional supplements and a balanced diet can also combat stress and in turn, reduce bruxism. Consider:

  • Magnesium – Low levels of magnesium are linked to stress and poor nerve/muscle health. Found in dark chocolate, bananas, and yogurt.
  • Vitamin C – Stress reduces your body’s vitamin C stores. Found in many fruits and fruit juices as well as dark leafy vegetables.
  • Vitamin B – Helps to regulate mood and serotonin/norepinephrine Found in leafy greens, milk, eggs, and legumes.
  • Theanine – Improves sleep and aids relaxation by reducing stress and anxiety. Found in green tea.
  • Valerian – A natural root shown to relieve insomnia and improve sleep quality. Available as an over-the-counter supplement.

About Choices in Dentistry

toothache headache treatment choices in dentistry chicago loop
This is more than our practice’s name — it’s our reason for being and our promise to you. When you visit our Chicago Loop holistic dentist office with questions about migraines and toothache headaches, that’s exactly what you’ll find: choices.

You’ll get the information you need to make the best possible decision for your smile and health. We’ll explain every option and answer any questions you have. Our unique approach to dentistry emphasizes…

  • Personalized care
  • High-tech and high-quality treatments
  • Friendly and gentle dentists and staff
  • Eco-friendly office
  • Easy to understand billing and insurance options

Very friendly staff and great experience overall!

Douglas S.

Office Information

Monday : 10am - 6pm
Tuesday : 9:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday : 8am - 4pm
Thursday : 8am - 4pm
Friday : 8am - 3pm
Saturday & Sunday : Closed

(312) 368-8771

25 E. Washington Street
Suite 1101
Chicago, IL 60602
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Make the right choice

Schedule your appointment at our Chicago Loop office today to learn more about how we treat migraines and headaches. Get started on the path to lifelong health and wellness.

Call our office (312) 368-8771 or contact us online.