Physiologic Dentistry for Headaches and MigrainesOct 31, 2023 09:31AM ● By David A Schwartz, DDS, FLVI, FIAPA
Overworked muscles are a source of pain anywhere in the body. In the head and neck, they can be the source of headaches, migraines, facial and neck pain. Many times the reason they are overworked is a bad bite caused by worn, broken and/or chipped teeth. Physiologic Based Dentistry (PBD) is a holistic approach in which the head and neck area is restored to the way it was designed to function.
PBD measures muscle activity to see if a person has a bad bite and finds an improved bite position where the muscles are no longer overworked. An orthotic can then be made to allow the jaw to function at the position where the muscles are the healthiest. For most people, headaches, migraines and other pains go away.
The BioRESEARCH BioPak often used by phsyiologic dentists is an advanced electro diagnostic system that measures muscle activity at rest and during a variety of functions to reveal what is occurring. Physiologic dentistry measures everything to clarify where the end point is to achieve a balanced bite.
David A Schwartz, DDS, FLVI, FIAPA, is the owner of David A Schwartz, DDS, PC, located at 701 Jefferson Blvd., in West Lawn. For appointments and more information, call 610-670-6910, email [email protected] or visit SchwartzFamilyDental.com.