Some headaches may be caused by the jaw, the bite and the muscles of the face. This may come under the umbrella of TMJ pain.

If after careful examination and diagnosis with Dr Peddey, if he determines that your headaches are caused by a dental or tempero-mandibular-joint (TMJ) problem, he may recommend an occlusal night splint and or refer you to a physiotherapist familiar with the management of this condition.

Often there is no dental or muscular components to headaches. Dr Peddey will refer these cases back to the patients general medical practitioner or specialist for assessment.