Headaches are one of the most commonly reported ailments and there are many causes of headaches. Pain in the head and neck can be due to a fever, sinus infection, an infection in a tooth or gum abscess, true migraine, a tumor in the head, high blood pressure and countless other possibilities, including Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ Syndrome)
The National Headache Foundation says that the vast majority of headaches are what they refer to as episodic tension type headaches. These types of headaches are often caused by prolonged muscle contraction. It is the muscle contraction-type pain that we are focusing on here. This type of pain is often caused by tooth clenching and grinding. The tooth clenching and grinding is, itself, caused by an uneven bite. Here is where we, as dentists, can help with headache problems.
Dr. Jerry Simon has been successfully treating patients with headaches for over twenty years by eliminating a conflict between the patient’s bite and their jaw joints. Dr. Simon’s focus is exclusively on people whose head and neck pain can be proven to be caused by a conflict between their teeth and jaw joints. Even though his focus is on only one of many possible causes of head and neck pain, many studies have shown that over 25% of the population suffers from it.
Dr. Simon recognizes that there are many possible causes of head and neck pain and many doctors who treat these specific problems. As a result, there is intense controversy, even among professionals, about the role of the teeth and bite in head and neck pain. Due to the intense controversy in the field,
Dr. Simon specifically defines TMJ dysfunction syndrome as the pain or dental problems that can be proven to be caused by a conflict between the teeth and jaw joints. If we can prove that your pain is due to your bite, you have TMJ dysfunction syndrome and we can help you. If we cannot prove that your pain is due to a conflict between your bite and jaw joints, you do not have TMJ dysfunction syndrome and Dr. Simon will not attempt to treat you for your pain.
The problem in the profession has not really been whether treatment works or not. The problem really has been that a simple, easy and consistent method to diagnose the cause of the pain has not been available to medical doctors and dentists.
As a result, Dr. Simon has invented his patent-pending Best-Bite Discluder, already approved for marketing by the FDA, that is designed to help diagnose and prove whether your bite is the cause of your pain.
If you have head or neck pain, and the Best-Bite Discluder takes the pain away, we know your bite is the source of the pain. Then Dr. Simon can treat your bite with virtual certainty that your pain will be helped. If the Best-Bite Discluder does not relieve the pain, you probably do not have pain caused by your bite, so Dr. Simon does not recommend treating your bite as a solution to your pain.
As a result, Dr. Simon’s success in treating pain patients is nearly 100%. The Best-Bite Discluder pinpoints those people who can, and probably cannot, be helped by treating their bite.
Many people successfully treated by Dr. Simon were incorrectly diagnosed as having stress, tension, sinus and even migraine headaches, when, in fact they were actually suffering from TMJ dysfunction syndrome.
If you get head or neck pain and have not had a satisfying resolution to the problem, we urge you to seek out a dentist trained in TMJ dysfunction syndrome. The solution to your pain problems may be a lot closer than you think.
Please note that we cannot guarantee that the solutions offered here are definitely applicable to your condition since we have not examined your mouth. However, if you know the solutions that are generally applied to dental problems, you will be much better informed and will likely make better decisions in your own dental health care.