Adults mainly have frequent headaches that can be due to many causes, such as poor posture, problems in the neck or inner ear, stress and overload of the muscles of the head and face. A patient who has already visited his or her otolaryngologist and has not been able to identify the cause of the problem should visit an orthodontist with knowledge of the physiology and problems of the temporomandibular joint.
The headaches most commonly associated with the temporomandibular joint are headaches from stress and overexertion. They can be chronic or appear periodically as headache episodes, which then go away on their own. They may also be accompanied by other symptoms such as pain in the teeth, ear, face or neck and are often accompanied by sounds from the joint area.
The main cause of headaches due to hypertension due to CKD is the clenching or grinding of the teeth for many hours a day. This can overload the masticatory muscles, mainly, and the rest of the facial muscles, secondarily, and cause the symptoms mentioned above, or others like sounds (cliking) and squeaking from this area.
The treatment of hypertensive headaches varies depending on the specific symptoms of each patient, their intensity and duration. Usually, however, it first involves medication to eliminate the pain, and then a longer-term treatment of the problem with dental braces, physiotherapy exercises and change of daily habits that burden the oral system (gnashing of teeth, chewing, chewing).