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Your muscle pain in the head and neck is caused by inflammation within the muscle when the muscles are not working properly. They could be over-stretched, tired from working too hard, working inefficiently, or any one of a number of problems that cause the body to recognize pain. It’s a puzzle with many pieces.
Muscles can cause tooth problems, too
Muscles that help you chew your food, swallow, and speak can do damage to your teeth. This will sometimes be experienced as pain but can often times go unnoticed. A dentist trained in muscle function and pathology can determine if muscle dysfunction is the cause of excessive tooth wear, loose teeth, broken teeth, or sensitive teeth.
You might have other symptoms
- Teeth that do not meet properly
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing
- Neck or back pain
- Tingling or numbness in arms
- Clenching or grinding teeth/jaws
- Facial pain
- Pain or pressure behind eyes
- Shoulder stiffness
- Limited movement or locking of the jaws
- Clicking or grating jaw joint
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
Or rather, which came first, the tooth problem or the muscle problem? It takes a keen diagnostician to solve this question. Dr. John has trained with experts such as:
- Jay Gerber, DDS, FIAO, DAAPM, FICCMO
- John Witzig, DDS
- Richard Beistle, DDS
- Doctors at the Las Vegas Institute (LVI)
- Doctors at the Scottsdale Center for Dental Education
Solve your pain puzzle
Contact us today to meet Dr. John and begin living a pain-free life!