What are migraines, and how are they different from normal headaches?

Migraines headaches are the result of a neurological condition that affects more than 10 percent of Americans. They are characterized by a wide number of symptoms, but the most common are throbbing or pulsing pain in the head, nausea, sensitivity to light, and increased pain when moving.

What causes migraines?

There are many different factors that have been linked to migraines, though they are mostly believed to have a genetic base. Many different things can trigger migraines in different people, including stress, anxiety, certain medicine, and certain foods and drink, but these can vary widely between individuals. Our dentist will help you figure out what might be triggering your migraines and how best to deal with them.

How can I get relief from my migraines?

Unfortunately, there is no known cure for migraines, but Dr. Dustin Wilde can help relieve and control your symptoms. There are various methods for treating migraines, and we will help you know which ones would be best for you. These can include:
• Learning and avoiding migraine triggers
• Medication specifically for migraines
• BOTOX® and trigger point therapy

If you are suffering from this issue, contact Advanced Family Dental Care today at 907-561-1330 to learn about our migraine relief treatments in Anchorage, Alaska. Let us help you live your life the way you want!