Why a dentist should be the first person you visit for your headaches

Dentists aren’t generally the first healthcare professionals people think about when they experience facial pain or headaches, but they should be. Even if you have thought that your headaches and migraines were related to some other problem (like sinus, eye problems, hormones, or genetics), the truth is that your dentist is where you should look for results that you haven’t found anywhere else. Maybe your CT scan or your MRI were normal, maybe the Ear Nose and Throat doctor said your ears look fine, maybe you’ve seen 4, 5, or 6 doctors and the only answer so far is medication. 

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3 Reasons Why Medically Necessary Dental Services Are Important

Too often, dental care is treated like it’s optional—but for many people, it’s the only real option they have to identify and resolve chronic pain. Medically necessary dental services are specifically designed to prevent disease, infection, and orofacial pain, a general term for any pain felt in the mouth, jaw, and face. A qualified dentist can provide these types of services, and they may even be covered by your medical insurance provider.

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