At San Diego Headache Center, we primarily focus on pain management for jaw-related headaches, migraines, and TMJ issues. If you are looking for a compassionate yet skilled practitioner, our dental care team headed by Dr. Roya Niakiani is here to help you get the care you need. Our priority is to deliver the highest quality mouth and jaw therapy to our patients in a comfortable and understanding setting. We primarily serve San Diego, California.
1111 6th Avenue Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92101
EDUCATION & BIO
Dr. Roya Niakiani is a specialist in periodontics, with an emphasis on implant dentistry. After earning her D.M.D. in 1994 and performing a residency at the Veterans Administration hospital in Loma Linda, Dr. Niakiani completed three years of postdoctoral periodontic studies at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston.
EDUCATION & BIO
There she gained extensive experience in guided tissue and bone regeneration, mucogingival periodontal plastic surgery, implantology, osseous surgery and oral pathology. Before pursuing her education in dentistry and periodontics, Dr. Niakiani received a Bachelor of Science in biology and minor in psychology from the University of California, San Diego.
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Do you feel like your surroundings are moving or shifting around you?
Our proprietary T-Scan technology allows our doctors to precisely assess your mouth and jaw for dental imbalances during opening, closing, and chewing, right down to the amount and direction of the force exerted by each individual tooth.
Dental imbalances often cause chronic muscle tension and inflammation, which can in turn limit your head and jaw movement. Our doctors measure and monitor the movement range of your head and jaw to more accurately determine the most effective treatment plan for your symptoms.
Headaches can occur for many different reasons — in order to find the source of your headaches and determine if the TruDenta treatment process will be effective for you, your TruDenta doctor will speak with you in detail about your past headaches and their specific symptoms.
Your TruDenta doctor will locate the latent trigger points in your face and neck that restrict motion and contribute to jaw imbalances — these knots of tense muscle are often missed without a thorough examination.
Jaw or head trauma can cause a variety of hidden changes in the jaw, neck, and face that may later manifest as stiffness, pain, or headaches. By cataloging any possible sources of damage, your TruDenta doctor can more effectively focus your treatment plan.
Therapeutic ultrasound treatment returns circulation to chronically sore and strained muscles by providing gentle heat and increasing blood flow, while the targeted sound waves break up scar tissue and deep adhesions.
Manual trigger point therapy decreases and eliminates pain and tension in latent and active trigger points by breaking up muscle knots and increasing blood flow in order to decrease inflammation.
Our transcutaneous microcurrent stimulation therapy reduces muscle spasms and their accompanying pain through low-level electrical signals. It also decreases lactic acid build-up and encourages healthy nerve stimulation.
Our cold laser therapy decreases pain and inflammation and accelerates healing of muscle and joint tissue 25 to 35 percent faster than usual, while helping to rebuild natural nerve function.