The link between dental professionals and solving migraine headaches

July 13, 2014

For Anastasia Turchetta, RDH, everything in the dental practice begins with the patient's health history form. That includes the possibility of the dental practice being the place where a patient can finally rid themselves of migraine headaches.

For Anastasia Turchetta, RDH, everything in the dental practice begins with the patient's health history form. That includes the possibility of the dental practice being the place where a patient can finally rid themselves of migraine headaches.

It all begins with communication," Turchetta said. "We don't know what has been going on with the patient before he or she walks into the practice. And we won't know unless we ask. Until then, the patient doesn't even know what we as dentists and hygienists can do to help."

One of the things that Turchetta mentions as a solution to migraines is TruDenta, According to their Web site, "Before TruDenta, dentists were trained to fix your teeth, straighten your teeth, whiten your teeth and even replace your teeth. However, dentists were not trained or equipped to diagnose and treat symptoms caused by the complex forces that operate and control your head, mouth, jaw and teeth.

With TruDenta, dentists are able to quickly examine your bite and range of motion. They can also show you the source of pain."

Turchetta talks about this and other ways the dental professional can help with their patient's migraine in the exclusive video interview below...