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Dentist in Rochester, MI offers headache and migraine treatment options for chronic sufferers

Do you struggle with chronic headaches and migraines? Are you dealing with a low quality of life due to continued pain and discomfort? Are you seeking a solution for your condition that is safe and free from medication? Dr. John L. Aurelia and Dr. Dina Khoury are dentists in the Rochester, MI area who work with many patients who struggle with discomfort from conditions such as TMJ/TMD that can result in chronic headaches and migraines. The dentists at John L. Aurelia, DDS, PLLC not only provide a proper diagnosis of the condition, but offer treatment options that are affordable and effective.

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What is TMJ disorder, or TMD?

A common cause of chronic headaches and migraines is a dental condition called TMJ disorder or TMD. TMJ is the acronym for the temporomandibular joint. This is the hinge joint in your jaw that allows it to open and close properly. Sometimes it becomes dysfunctional, causing clicking and popping of the joint, or even lockjaw. When these problems exist and become a regular issue, a diagnosis of TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is often made with the help of a dental provider.

Once a diagnosis has been made, patients can then move forward with learning about treatment options. Typically, our team of professionals will encourage patients to consider the use of oral appliances to help reduce discomfort caused by TMJ or TMD. This oral appliance is a special mouthguard custom-made for a patient that is worn in the mouth to realign the jaw and help cushion the natural teeth from clenching and grinding. This mouthguard is worn at night while patients sleep to reduce tension that in turn, results in chronic headaches and migraines.

What’s great about oral appliance therapy is that it provides a solution that doesn’t require pharmaceuticals. Instead of masking the pain and discomfort, this treatment provides an actual solution at the source of the problem: the temporomandibular joint. Dr. John L. Aurelia may take x-rays and speak to a patient during an initial evaluation to get a proper diagnosis and then discuss treatment options.

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What are the symptoms of chronic TMJ problems?

For some patients, the presence of a chronic headache or migraine may be an indication that something is wrong. Patients may also experience other problems which may include, but are not limited to:

  • Pain radiating through the ears, neck, and shoulders
  • Discomfort at the jaw joint on one or both sides
  • Chronic migraines and headaches
  • Clicking and popping of the jaw joint
  • Locking of the jaw in the open or closed position
  • Popping and cracking noises when eating food or talking


Ready to take charge of your chronic migraines and headaches?

Contact the practice of Dr. John L. Aurelia to learn about your headache treatment options in Rochester, MI and schedule an appointment. The office is located at 804 North Main Street in Suite #201A and can be reached by phone at (248) 243-6044. Dr. Aurelia and Dr. Khoury are readily available to assist new and existing patients in the community of Rochester.


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Experience dentistry with a difference at the office of John L. Aurelia, DDS. With our friendly staff and warm atmosphere, we ensure that your comfort and wellbeing take priority.

Dr. John L. Aurelia received his BA degrees in Biology, Business and Economics from the Kalamazoo College, MI and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit Mercy. He’s keen on continuous education and has followed courses in cosmetic dentistry, implants, and occlusion at places like the Dawson Academy for Advanced Continuing Dental Education and Pankey Institute. He’s a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, and American and Michigan Dental Associations. He has participated in many humanitarian missions.

Having graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Dr. Dina Khoury served Veterans during her residency at the VA Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. She has been in private practice for two decades and is passionate about cosmetic dentistry.

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