Migraine awareness

National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month

Take action for Migraine & Headache Awareness Month — #MHAM.

This year’s theme is Myth, Truth, Action.

June is a crucial time to highlight the challenges faced by those living with headache disease. By securing proclamations from local governments, we can raise public awareness, encourage understanding, and promote supportive policies.

What is MHAM?

June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month (#MHAM).

The headache, migraine and cluster communities work together for our diseases to be recognized. A disease awareness month plays a vital role to raise public knowledge, address stigma and build a stronger community of patient advocates. This website is a central hub about MHAM and the activities planned for the month — geared toward those living with headache diseases, their caregivers and the general public.

Visit www.migraineheadacheawarenessmonth.org

The Link Between Dental Health and Migraines

Migraines are thought of as severe headaches, but they are more than that — they are a common neurological disease. However, the fact that poor oral health can be a cause of frequent migraine attacks is often overlooked. Cavities, pulp infections, bone loss owing to periodontal disease, dental abscesses, impacted teeth, cysts, and tumors can contribute to chronic and recurring migraine episodes.

Key takeaways:

  • Oral disease-associated migraine attacks account for a significant proportion of patients visiting neurology clinics worldwide.
  • Dentists often consider oral diseases as a cause or an exacerbating factor for headaches. For example, a toothache can irritate the trigeminal nerve, resulting in a migraine headache.
  • Severe and chronic migraine attacks are often related to hidden oral diseases, which can be challenging to identify. Dentists are best equipped to diagnose such cases.
  • A detailed dental history, plus head, neck, and oral examination, panoramic and/or periapical dental X-rays, and pulp vitality testing, can help determine the contributing factor.

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